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  1.    04 Nov 2015 #41
    Join Date : Aug 2014
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    W10 FCU & W10 Insider

    Longtime FF user, been using cyberfox (a FF look-a-like) for the last 2 months. It is available in an AMD or an Intel version, both 32 & 64bit. Versions track FF.
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  2.    04 Nov 2015 #42

    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Saw speed statistics between 32 bit & 64bit versions and it showed no difference there.Firefox Nightly has been 64bit, never that successful.
    Thanks for that info jds63. I was just about to ask how/why a 64-bit Firefox is superior to a 32-bit Firefox. I'll just stay with 32-bit.
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  3.    05 Nov 2015 #43

    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Saw speed statistics between 32 bit & 64bit versions and it showed no difference there.Firefox Nightly has been 64bit, never that successful.
    FWIW, and not just to be contrarian: I have installed the 64 bit version now on two of my machines, both I-7's, and have noticed a definite snappy improvement on page swapping, etc., especially on my Wi-Fi linked ultrabook which is up-to-date latest build. Don't know how much to attribute to FF vs Win10.
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  4.    05 Nov 2015 #44
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    FWIW, and not just to be contrarian: I have installed the 64 bit version now on two of my machines, both I-7's, and have noticed a definite snappy improvement on page swapping, etc., especially on my Wi-Fi linked ultrabook which is up-to-date latest build. Don't know how much to attribute to FF vs Win10.
    Yes I find FF x64 gives a snappier performance over the x86 builds.

    That's why I previously stuck to FF beta builds as x64 has been available in those for quite a while now.
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  5.    05 Nov 2015 #45

    Quote Originally Posted by DooGie View Post
    Yes I find FF x64 gives a snappier performance over the x86 builds.

    That's why I previously stuck to FF beta builds as x64 has been available in those for quite a while now.
    I have used x64 versions of Seamonkey and Pale Moon since 2011, and since I have plenty of opportunity to compare x86 versions, I find it snappier and more responsive as well.

    I never knew that IE 11 was sanboxed: really?
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  6.    05 Nov 2015 #46
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    Definitely snappier here too.
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  7.    05 Nov 2015 #47
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    The rendering seems much quicker (snappier). I had been using IE11 because it was better at rendering (snappier). Probably ought to run some tests. Peacekeeper used to measure rendering speed, but that is defunct now.
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  8.    07 Nov 2015 #48
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    I've been using x64 builds of FF for years now. There are nightlies, Pale Moon, and more recently betas. All of them have been rather stable and usable for me. I always keep a vanilla x86 FF for compatibility - sometimes I go overboard with security precautions and add-ons and then some sites get broken. As far as speed - once you get an SSD and a decent system, speed is no longer an issue. The benchmarks may argue about nanoseconds, but I certainly can't feel them in real life, so I never bother looking at benchmarks anymore.

    As to the "advantage" - that was Mozilla's argument for years, they did not develop x64 FF since they did not see the advantage. My reason is that running anything 32bit on a 64bit OS requires the additional emulation layer and is simply unnatural, however well it might work. It also seems more secure, but just because the majority does not run it.
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  9.    07 Nov 2015 #49
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    windows 8.1 pro

    I downloaded and installed Cyberfox 64 bit...i never knew this alternative to Mozilla Firefox existed...anyway Cyberfox loads up faster..Mozilla Firefox add-ons i use are compatible....and Cyberfox does not crash as Mozilla Firefox does with Adobe Flash Player plugin.I could not watch Demand 5 catch up player at all...keep getting the Flash player plugin crashed message.

    Since installing Cyberfox Demand 5,BBC iplayer,Itv player programs play perfectly as if you watching a dvd...quality is amazing...maybe it's something to do with my 64 Bit 8.1 OS i have along with 64 Bit AMD Graphic Driver.

    I like it.Uninstalled Mozilla Firefox and never looked back.
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  10.    07 Nov 2015 #50
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    Windows 10x64 17035

    Been using x64 builds for years as well. Never any real issues of note other than the typical bugs present in unstable software.
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