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Mozilla previews 64-bit Firefox for Windows, tentatively slates stable release for mid-May

Gregg Keizer | March 4, 2015
Last of the big browser makers to make the move to 64-bit on Windows.

At the time, Mozilla said that the code would be mothballed, available at some later date if Metro suddenly got a growth spurt.

Mozilla has not replied to questions about whether it has plans to restart Firefox on touch for Windows 10.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has announced a new browser for Windows 10. Code named "Spartan," the browser will be a fresh start for Microsoft, which will leave legacy support behind, and to the still-available IE11 or its successor. Spartan, which has yet to appear in the Windows 10 preview for the desktop and larger tablets, will be what Microsoft pushes as customers' go-to browser; it will be improved and enhanced on a much faster pace than Internet Explorer.

Firefox 38's 64-bit Developer Edition for Windows can be downloaded from Mozilla's website.

 

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