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Old 24th November, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Mozilla Abandons 64-Bit Firefox Development for Windows for Now

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Decision leaves Opera and Microsoft with the only 64-bit browsers, though Google will soon join the pack

Fans of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation have waited... and waited... and waited more still, for Mozilla's popular Firefox browser to add 64-bit support. With pickup of 64-bit SKUs of Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Windows operating system rapidly accelerating, it certainly seemed a 64-bit browser would be just around the corner.
Full story: DailyTech - Mozilla Abandons 64-Bit Firefox Development for Windows for Now
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Old 24th November, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Well it's just another browser, who the hell cares about a browser. OMG I am on 64 bit and I can't browse with Mozilla I want Mozilla for 127.5 bit Mintzilla from the open community no support included for 30 years! Can I have that? Can anyone say Amen? What's wrong with Chrome or Opera? Funny coming from a guy who uses mostly IE! Hahaha. But I remember the days of Windows 95 and no other browser around on my computadore. I was happy to be able to read all the hot news from across the ocean same day and hour as it appeared overthere! Gimme a PC with some windows on it and IE and I am as happy as any goat on top of a mountain! /endrant
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But I remember the days of Windows 95 and no other browser around on my computadore.
Even then, IE was a POS, but at least it wasn't 'part of the OS' at that point. Netscape was a FAR better browser at the time. (To be fair, IE 8 and IE 9 are actually pretty good in terms of supporting web standards, but MS continue in their attempt to subvert web standards by trying to get people to code to IE-specific interfaces)
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Old 24th November, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Even then, IE was a POS, but at least it wasn't 'part of the OS' at that point. Netscape was a FAR better browser at the time. (To be fair, IE 8 and IE 9 are actually pretty good in terms of supporting web standards, but MS continue in their attempt to subvert web standards by trying to get people to code to IE-specific interfaces)
Dudeeeee! i remember a time when dial-up was just in the beginning and only a couple of lucky folks could aford a dialup connection from home, I was going to this IT company just to surf and they were having Netscape installed on all puters. I loved it! Somewhere around that time I remember I bought two x 2MB for my new ATI videocard ahahahahaaha, wtf man I must be old! After a while I traded that card for an amazing 3DFX accelerator. When I got home I realised I still need a video card to use the 3DFX so I bought an S3 to replace the ATI.
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Dudeeeee! i remember a time when dial-up was just in the beginning and only a couple of lucky folks could aford a dialup connection from home, I was going to this IT company just to surf and they were having Netscape installed on all puters. I loved it! Somewhere around that time I remember I bought two x 2MB for my new ATI videocard ahahahahaaha, wtf man I must be old! After a while I traded that card for an amazing 3DFX accelerator. When I got home I realised I still need a video card to use the 3DFX so I bought an S3 to replace the ATI.
Oh, dear Lord, PLEASE don't get us started on the 'I remember when' wars. Remember, you are FAR from the oldest geek on here (for that matter, so am I, LOL).
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Well it's just another browser, who the hell cares about a browser. OMG I am on 64 bit and I can't browse with Mozilla I want Mozilla for 127.5 bit Mintzilla from the open community no support included for 30 years! Can I have that? Can anyone say Amen? What's wrong with Chrome or Opera? Funny coming from a guy who uses mostly IE! Hahaha. But I remember the days of Windows 95 and no other browser around on my computadore. I was happy to be able to read all the hot news from across the ocean same day and hour as it appeared overthere! Gimme a PC with some windows on it and IE and I am as happy as any goat on top of a mountain! /endrant
How wise! to realize your software has no future and cling to the past!

Hey remember when we all used those floppy disks things to load programs!? Just give me a floppy and you can keep all those new CD-DVD -blue ray progress type things!!

Hang in there Chris, you'll alway have 2000 Pro to look forward to...
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ROFL Daniel, you do realise the comedy of this situation where I am using the OS to do whatever I please or need to do with it, while you are trying for weeks and months to achive some sort of "working for a second" state for some ancient games inside a OS that offers no support yet you are trying to say that somehow my OS choice is the wrong one? But hey, whatever makes you happy, I don't want you to be grumpy and command me to shut up with my crazy jokes!
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Oh, dear Lord, PLEASE don't get us started on the 'I remember when' wars.
What, like there was a time that Winsock wasn't a core component of Windows? At least OS/2 could manage IP natively.
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What, like there was a time that Winsock wasn't a core component of Windows? At least OS/2 could manage IP natively.
On the Box of Windows 2.11 for 286 "New interface closely resembles Presentation Manager, preparing you for the wonders of OS/2!"

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Oh, dear Lord, PLEASE don't get us started on the 'I remember when' wars. Remember, you are FAR from the oldest geek on here (for that matter, so am I, LOL).
Heh Bard, Gizmo's right. I'm probably pretty close to the oldest geek here [I know I'm behind Daniel and George; don't know about Aedan]: so I guess that just means that I've forgotten more than you remember lolz

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You mean I am not old, ah bless you pap, I feel so much better now, I do!
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ROFL Daniel, you do realise the comedy of this situation where I am using the OS to do whatever I please or need to do with it, while you are trying for weeks and months to achive some sort of "working for a second" state for some ancient games inside a OS that offers no support yet you are trying to say that somehow my OS choice is the wrong one? But hey, whatever makes you happy, I don't want you to be grumpy and command me to shut up with my crazy jokes!
Thank you Chris. Linux does make me happy. Linux runs my preferred browser.

Linux runs "Most" of the games I can afford. but to be honest I'm more into getting them to run than playing them. I thank you for being so concerned for my happiness.

Or was there something else?
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Thank you Chris. Linux does make me happy. Linux runs my preferred browser.

Linux runs "Most" of the games I can afford. but to be honest I'm more into getting them to run than playing them. I thank you for being so concerned for my happiness.

Or was there something else?
Yeah there was, one more thing, all the above prior to the log in sequence or after?

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