Waterfox for Windows 48.0.2

3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 (211 votes)

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Windows (All) / Open Source / 9,591 downloads

Waterfox is a 64-Bit version of Firefox. The Firefox source code is taken and compiled to run specifically for 64-Bit Windows computers. To make Waterfox stand out a bit more, it's compiled with optimizations so that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Firefox as a 64-Bit program.

Reviews of Waterfox for Windows

  1. 4 out of 5 stars
    Lsavagejt

    Reviewing 48.0.2 (Sep 9, 2016)

    It is easier to remove the bloatware from Waterfox that comes bundled with Firefox, however the last version of Waterfox had a major memory leak. Perhaps this version is better. Also, there should be a way to migrate bookmarks between browsers.

  2. 3 out of 5 stars
    comnut

    Reviewing 48.0.1 (Aug 18, 2016)

    If you hate australis, PALE MOON does a good 64 bit browser.. and a well ordered forum, too...

    Its UP TO YOU what you choose.. cyberfox, ultrafox, etc, etc...

  3. 3 out of 5 stars
    -Lord-

    Reviewing 47.0.1 (Jul 6, 2016)

    Why bother with this when you can download a 64bit version of firefox right from Mozilla's site? go to their site, scroll down to bottom, choose the otehr versions link and find the one you need. available for windows, mac, linux and for all in 32 or 64 bit.

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    guru_v

    Reviewing 44.0.2 (Feb 16, 2016)

    This is one revision that should get a pass, because it contains the same bug that was in 44.0.1, which is the inability of the user to comment on certain sites, due to some problem that goes away when the browser is put into safe mode.

    Better to stay with 43.0.4 until the author gets it fixed. [I believe it has something to do with the implementation of the java, but have not been willing to pursue the problem myself.] The same thing occurred in the 43+ version, but the author caught it quickly. It does not seem to be a lesson learned.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    guru_v

    Reviewing 43.0 (Jan 7, 2016)

    Waterfox is the performance version of Firefox, for those who have been tired of waiting for a 64 bit version. Sure, now there is one [for at least a couple of weeks], but Waterfox is optimized for those with the higher end hardware, and those that flinch when they hear about some of the stupidity coming from Mozilla, such as signed extensions, and forced media encryption. Waterfox loses the bad ideas, and since it is compiled to be faster, and the author seems to know what he is doing, it is. The author says about 20% on some hardware, I say "enough to tell it's faster as long as you're awake!"

    Not always the fastest on the draw with updates, the upside is the mistakes are limited, and the author is easy to contact, and amenable to suggestions from the users.

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