Waterfox (64 Bit Firefox) v8.0.1

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Waterfox (64 Bit Firefox) v8.0.1

Post by Major_A » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:00 pm

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What Is Waterfox?
Waterfox is basically 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.
FAQ:
http://waterfoxproj.sourceforge.net/faq

Download:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/waterfo ... e/download
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http://www.majorgeeks.com/Waterfox_d7283.html

Personal Notes:
I installed this just to see how it worked. I installed it and it automatically imported all my FF bookmarks and add-ons. Opened it up like I would FF and I can't tell a difference. So far I can't tell if it's any faster but I'm going to use it for a while and see if I can come to a conclusion.

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Re: Waterfox (64 Bit Firefox) v8.0.1

Post by Major_A » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:08 pm

Small update. It seems to be a little faster. The application as a whole seems to load faster. It also seems more responsive when you open up a bunch of tabs.

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Re: Waterfox (64 Bit Firefox) v8.0.1

Post by stopthekilling77 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:59 pm

I switched over to Chrome earlier this year, but I might just give this a shot. Any thoughts on comparison or are we talking apples vs oranges here?
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Re: Waterfox (64 Bit Firefox) v8.0.1

Post by Major_A » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:32 am

No benchmarks, just going on feel. I know that FF sucks at HTML5 compared to Chrome. The benchmark I found for it was night and day.
http://html5-benchmark.com/

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