Expect 64-bit (x64) Firefox 5.0 for Windows in 2011

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Expect 64-bit (x64) Firefox 5.0 for Windows in 2011

Mozilla will finish with Firefox 5.0 what it has started with Firefox 4.0 in terms of support, namely producing a next generation release of its open source browser tailored to 64-bit Windows.

Some Softpedia readers might remember that I told you first in May 2010 that Mozilla had started cooking an x64 flavor of Firefox for Windows. The open source browser vendor even managed to put together and release a few early Builds of 64-bit Firefox 4.0 to early adopters running Microsoft's OS.

But in the end, it appears that x64 Firefox 4.0 wasn’t meant to be. To date, Microsoft is the only company providing a 64-bit version of its browser, and those running x64 Windows can find it easily by digging just a little bit under All Programs. Still, it seems that x64 IE will soon have a 64-bit browser companion, with the advent of the successor of Firefox 4.0.

Mozilla recently revealed that it’s planning to release not only Firefox 4.0, but also Firefox 5.0, Firefox 6.0 and Firefox 7.0 by the end of 2011.

More details here: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Expect-64-bit-x64-Firefox-5-0-for-Windows-in-2011-183223.shtml

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