The Firefox web browser is only offered as a 32-bit download at the official Mozilla website. Users won’t find any information about a 64-bit Firefox version on those standard pages. Plans of the Mozilla development team are to offer a 64-bit edition of Firefox once Firefox 4 is released to the public. But that is not likely going to happen until the end of year, if everything developers as smoothly as planned.
Most Windows users do not know that 64-bit editions of Firefox exists. Firefox 64-bit editions for Windows are provided as downloads. Current downloads include Firefox 3.0, Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6 and the pre-builds of Firefox 3.7.
It should be obvious that 64-bit editions of Firefox work only on 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system. The 64-bit edition supports 64-bit plugins and not 32-bit plugins. Those are the two restrictions that users should know before starting the download and installation.
It should also be noted that those builds are experimental builds that are not officially supported by Mozilla. This becomes obvious as bugs that are experienced in the 64-bit editions may not be added to Bugzilla, the bug tracking application for all Mozilla projects.
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