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Who Here Uses Waterfox (64-Bit Version of Firefox)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DRE, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Yesterday TheVisitors mentioned Waterfox in my 8thos Bar resource discussion thread. I learned that it is a 64 bit verison of Firefox optimized for speed. This morning I installed it because Firefox was crashing a lot and pissing me off. After installing it, it ported over my extensions, addons, visualizations, bookmarks... pretty much everything over from Firefox, minus the crashing. Not only does it not crash, I can tell the difference in speed between Firefox and Waterfox immediately. CNet's review says the difference is not much, but for me, I noticed it right away. http://download.cnet.com/Waterfox-64-Bit/3000-2356_4-75575521.html
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  2. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Does it work on 32 bit OS?
  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member


    Note: The above was a joke, and don't take it personal. If you do take it personal, please read this phrase again.

    Anyhow, I do use Waterfox. I don't even have Firefox anymore :) But mainly Chrome though.
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  5. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    I've started using Palemoon, another optimized version of FireFox, that works a lot faster. Also available for 32 bit, if I recall correctly.
  6. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I dunno so I'll go with whatever Slavik said.
  7. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Our official website is http://waterfoxproject.org/ ;)

    The goal is to stick as close as to the original core as possible, but resolve the issues of Firefox with full 64 bit support.

    (I do help develop this some)
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  8. chousho

    chousho Well-Known Member

    Hmm, any chance on a .bin or .sh for us Linux users?
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    The lead developer (not me) is a big fan of Microsoft Windows. It has been brought up, but the point that was delivered to me is that in Linux (Debian or Ubuntu), the issues people have in Firefox for Windows isn't there (and he is right).

    I'm posting this right now using Firefox 14 on Ubuntu 12.04 and never have had a single issue. So there really isn't a large need for it.

    However, it was never completely ruled out, so maybe one day it could be possible.
  10. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

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  11. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    Just downloaded it and have been browsing in it for at least 30 minutes. Very nice.

    I left FF behind after the constant issues and load times. Ended up with chrome since I can't stand IE.
    I may end up using waterfox :)
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  12. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Palemoon looks interesting... Will check it out.
  13. Learner

    Learner Member

    I have been using Waterfox for a long time and am never going back the crappy plain FF 32 bit now.
    I have 60 to 100 tabs open at all times and this doesn't slow down !!
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  14. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    I rarely have open more than a couple of tabs, but I've just installed waterfox and do notice a fairly decent speed increase when loading websites.

    So thumbs up :p
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  15. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    I was just wondering... are there any downsides to using WaterFox compared to FireFox?

    Edit: Also, I'm currently using FireFox Portable. Is there any way to use my profile / addons / etc. from FF portable automatically in WaterFox? Google doesn't seem to give any answers (or maybe I'm just doing it wrong), and it doesn't automatically import those for me it's portable.

    Anyone who could give me some help with that?
  16. Learner

    Learner Member

    Yes !! you can, just install profile manager and create another PROFILE, then you choose that user profile when installing using Water fox !!
    it is quite simple, but you can ask me again and I will answer.
  17. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    LOL I thought i was one of the few who did this. I have at least 20 tabs open at any time. Got too many things to check to close a window >.< You beat me out on the number of tabs>.>
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  18. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Waterfox has 1 noticeable difference "neutral" difference.... I say neutral because some people see it as a plus and others a neg.

    It does not always auto update as normal firefox does. Sometimes it will report that it is current even when there is an update. It is the only thing we've not weeded out. If you can live with that.... Then Waterfox is all plus for you.

    This also happens to normal firefox as well. Something that seems to affect both.

    FYI: Yes, you can manually update though.
  19. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    I just downloaded WaterFox (because of this thread) and I must admit, it is quite a bit faster. My main browser was Firefox and I found it to be pretty quick, so I am amazed to find the 64bit version even quicker.
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  20. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Hey The Visitors can you please tell me how to browse a site under a proxy with Waterfox? I didn't even know how to do that in Firefox but it's probably the same.

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