32-bit Windows 10 reportedly dropped

By Peter Chubb - Oct 6, 2014

Microsoft shocked people within the tech industry when it announced the preview version of its latest operating system, as they went for the name Windows 10, when it had been expected to be Windows 9. We have already looked at the reasons why the company made that decision, but if we are to believe a new rumor that might not be the biggest shock.

We recently learned that the 32-bit version of Windows 10 has been dropped, and while Microsoft has yet to comment on this, it could force Mozilla into a situation. There is to be a 64-bit Firefox and will be released early next year, which is said to be a direct result of Microsoft dropping 32-bit support.

32-bit Windows 10

According to Firefox Wiki, Mozilla feels that it is a good direction for the browser because there seems to be a much larger 64-bit marketshare, even Apple started to push 64-bit with its iPhone 5S last year.

However, Mozilla surely must fear that if rumors of Microsoft dropping 32-bit support for the upcoming Windows 10, they would be left behind and so have had to move its 64-bit program forward?

Do you think that Microsoft would drop 32-bit support with Windows 10, and what benefits will 64-bit offer? Whatever happens, surely it is a good thing that Mozilla is to release 64-bit Firefox?

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  • Alex Ohannes

    Lol, they were flat out wrong. That’s what you get for taking tech rumors seriously!

  • htmlcoderexe

    Haha, ignore these fuckasses, 64 bits is the future and you’ll have to accept it, just like ipv6 (OH WAIT, they’re still keeping ipv4 around like noone’s business)

  • Robert Montoya

    64 sucks. Its been a decade and nobody makes 64 bit apps yet. 64 just means you’ll be a buying a PC that doesn’t run anything and if I wanted that I’d have gotten one of those awful surface rt tablets.

    • Shamoy Rahman

      Almost everything uses 64-bit now.

  • Isua

    Mozilla is long due for a 64-bit Firefox! 32-bit Firefox limit is 4 GB. i have upgraded to 8GB and want it available! By the way, Nightly 37 64-bit runs much faster than Firefox 32-bit for me whatever the tabs opened.

  • Joe Jeffries

    I hope when it comes out it is 64 bit only. When MS makes a 32 bit consumer version, they limit it to 4gb of ram. I think most consumers now a days have more than that and need the 64 bit version to make use of all their ram. Only 1 64 bit disc, no more 2 disc 32/64 bit ones.