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#1 OFFLINE   Corrine

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:10 PM

Via 32-Bit Firefox Users on 64-Bit PCs Will Be Auto-Upgraded to 64-Bit Firefox, starting with version 56, Firefox will "silently and forcibly auto-upgrade" users running the 32-bit version of Firefox on 64-bit computers with more than 2GB of RAM to the 64-bit version.  Version 55 is scheduled for release August 8 and Version 56 is scheduled for September 26.
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:16 PM

That seems a bit too intrusive in my opinion...
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:42 PM

My thoughts exactly.
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:53 PM

If I am already running both, what will happen?

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

I run FF ESR as a backup so I suppose I won't have to worry about this until next year when support for v52 of ESR ends 26 June 2018.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:11 PM

View PostRobert, on 24 July 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

If I am already running both, what will happen?

The 32bit one will probably disappear.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:50 PM

Why would anyone on a 64 bit machine be using 32 bit software, anyway?

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:09 AM

Hello,

Most likely reason is for backwards compatibility with some sort of legacy component/plugin.

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View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 25 July 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

Why would anyone on a 64 bit machine be using 32 bit software, anyway?

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:12 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 25 July 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

Why would anyone on a 64 bit machine be using 32 bit software, anyway?
So that I could run two at the same time.
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:39 AM

Also, lib32 libraries for various applications like steam and others.
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:01 PM

Umm... OK.




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