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    Default Waterfox, The Fastest 64-bit Variant of Firefox

    Currently Firefox 64-bit is still under development (though testing build available, stable version might be available with Firefox release for Windows 64-bit systems), wait! you can taste Waterfox which 64-bit version of Firefox which is compiled from Firefox source code runs fast on 64-bit Windows, developer claims 64-bit version is more responsive, quicker and out-performs 32-bit version.

    Waterfox vs. Firefox features

    • The add-ons for Firefox will work with this Firefox version too.
    • Supports auto-updates, you won’t need to manually check for updates.
    • Compiled with SSE, SSE2, x64 favoring enabled.
    • You can install both Firefox and Waterfox in your Computer without any problems, however you may not use them at the same time since Waterfox uses Firefox profile.
    • You’ll have to wait for Waterfox when Official Mozilla Firefox is released as it needs to be recompiled into Waterfox
    • You must’ve Visual C++ redistributable installed.



    You can download 64-bit version of plug-ins like Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft Silverlight, Java from the official website. Read the Waterfox browser review here.

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    You can install both Firefox and Waterfox in your Computer without any problems, however you may not use them at the same time since Waterfox uses Firefox profile.
    make a copy of the Firefox-profile and then tell Waterfox to use the "copy", that might work.

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    Looks like a better alternative to Firefox. Using Chrome as my default, but at times Firefox comes in.

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    Default Waterfox: A 64-Bit version of Firefox

    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.

    Download page.

    Also see Cyberfox.
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