Waterfox for Windows 46.0.1

3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 (199 votes)


Windows 7/8/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Open Source / 9,237 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, itâ??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. 3 out of 5 stars

    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.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    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.

  3. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 40.0.2 (Aug 26, 2015)

    Cyberfox 64 even has 2 versions one for AMD and one for Intel

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 32.0.3 (Oct 8, 2014)

    Same crappy U.I. as the new Firefox.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 32.0 (Sep 5, 2014)

    Waterfox is slow... please try CyberFox

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