Claiming that 64-bit Firefox is a “constant source of misunderstanding and frustration,” the engineer wrote that the builds often crash, many plugins are not available in 64-bit versions, and hangs are more common due to a lack of coding which causes plugins to function incorrectly. In addition, Smedberg argues that this causes users to feel “second class,” and crash reports between 32-bit and 64-bit versions are difficult to distinguish between for the stability team.
After Mozilla will stop development for its 64-bit versions as for report Opera and Microsoft will be the only 64-bit browsers, though Google will soon join the pack.
It’s a totally surprising decision made by Mozilla, while the whole world is going 64 bit, Mozilla is going backward choosing only 32-bit browser, sounds crazy
This cease of development will take Mozilla to the down era of Technology and one day Mozilla will be the only one running on the league of 32-bit browser, so Is Mozilla choosing to be a lonely winner?
Of course, Windows compatibility libraries ensure 32-bit applications (like Firefox) can still run on 64-bit Windows. But there is a small performance penalty associated. And the versions you are using will run as it is, yet they won’t get any updates from now on.
So, Firefox users are thus left without much of an option. They can switch to OS X or Linux, both of which have full versions of Firefox 64-bit. Windows 64-bit users meanwhile can only consider Internet Explorer and Opera, since both Chrome and Safari don’t offer 64-bit flavors.
Which one will you be using now?