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Nightly has introduced Firefox 16.0a1. Is the 64-bit version of this tool compatible for Linux?
Yes, Firefox Nightly is available in 64-bit version and 32-bit version that is compatible with Linux. Firefox Nightly is still very rough that it still needs a lot of testing. The version is called Nightly because the developers are still doing some corrections and making some changes in their codes during daytime. And during the night, a new code is being uploaded to the servers for testing by some developers and enthusiasts alike.
That’s why the experts are suggesting that it should be installed on a test machine because some of the features have not been tested and it may cause some problems in your computer. So for those people who are not experienced enough, you should install this version with care.
You are referring to an older version, Firefox Nightly 16.0a1. This was updated to Firefox Nightly 19.0a1 on October 9, 2012. The reason why they call it nightly build or Firefox Nightly is that the developers of the software do the testing and make changes to the code during the day then at night a fresh build of the software was then uploaded to the Mozilla servers so that other developers and users will be able to test the new build.
If you are using Linux on your computer, you wouldn’t have any problem installing this application. Firefox Nightly 19.0a1 64-bit is available at DownloadCrew | Firefox Nightly 19.0a1 (64-bit) and supports Windows Server, Windows XP, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8, and Linux. There is also a second build to this nightly build and it is called Firefox 19.0a1 UX which also has its 64-bit version.