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, itÃ¢??s compiled with optimizations so that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Firefox as a 64-Bit program.
- A complete, 100% ICC build! Yay! (As opposed to various VC and ICC build)
- Profile-Guided optimisation is back, which brings nice performance improvements
- If you're running an Intel CPU, support for AVX2, SSE4.2, SSE4.1 and SSSE3 if your processor supports these instruction sets. AMD users, at the moment you only get up to SSE3 support
- Using Mozilla's built in memory allocator as opposed to jemalloc, otherwise crashes occur
- Finally change the About dialogue to talk about Waterfox and to link to the Waterfox website (links not active yet)
Reviewing 24.0 (Oct 8, 2013)
I tried waterfox and it was very slow to having issues with connecting to yahoo and other various websites. It's a very unstable web browser. Stay away from it and avoid it at all costs.
Reviewing 18.0.1 (Jan 22, 2013)
It's very good. However, I didn't detect any noticeable differences in performance compared to the latest FF release. So, I decided to stay with FF.
Reviewing 16.0.1 (Jan 18, 2013)
Not usually one to take the trouble to write a review.
Tried this browser a year or so back. It crashed regularly and was
therefore uninstalled after only a short while.
Disappointed with my regular browsers of choice, I decided to
try Waterfox again. It is fast, stable and "feels" right. Easily set up
and hardly recognisable as the browser that gave me grief last time.
Touch wood! Just made it my default browser, generally the time when
things go awry.
Reviewing 15.0 (Sep 4, 2012)
Waterfox 64 has issues with Supporting Divx, Xvid, and Quicktime playbacks. Also it freaks out with Gmail and some other sites found out you have to go into the about:config and turn off the network.http.spdy.enabled.v2 to false as well as the network.http.spdy.enabled.v3 to also be set to false...
So if you get funny characters that's the fix to resolve it which really is sad considering those are suppose to be speed optimizations so it's kinda useless to have them if you cant use them.
Codec Support is terrible, Divx, Xvid, and Media Player Codec for Firefox will not work with this version. It's terrible and sad at the lack of work done here where its needed to make Waterfox viable. basically you have to run 32 bit Firefox to enjoy most of the common Web Codec Multimedia formats. Waterfox is not meant to do this.
Seriously I'm not sure why that is not worked on more version 13 - 15 is a huge disappointment as far as multimedia goes. Guess with these bugs and they have yet been addressed its time to go back to Firefox until these are resolved.
Reviewing 14.0.2 (Aug 15, 2012)
speed is excellent but like some users mentioned. That pop up add thing is a problem. Also a problem, When I use Pale Moon, it seems to be seperate from firefox in the directory. So I can use both at the same time like using 2 different browsers. Waterfox seems directly linked to firefox. So if you decide to use waterfox, you can forget about firefox being your main browser. I know firefox is fooling around with a 64 bit version. I've used it, very fast but not many apps work with it.
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