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Firefox goes 64-bit on Windows, offers performance gains

64-bit version of Firefox now available for download, has better performance but reduced plugin support

By Sean Ridgeley on Dec 16, 2015 01:32 pm CST - 0 mins, 29 secs reading time

At long last, Mozilla is publicly offering a 64-bit version of its Firefox browser. Available for Windows users on 64-bit versions of Windows 7 or above, it's said to offer increased performance.

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The downside is reduced plugin support, but the company says it's moving away from plugins anyhow and toward developing key features previously offered by plugins in-house, so this all part of the plan.

You can download the 64-bit version of Firefox here.

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NEWS SOURCE:blog.mozilla.org

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