Waterfox 10.0

Waterfox | The fastest 64-Bit variant of Firefox!

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, it’s compiled with optimizations so that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Firefox as a 64-Bit program. For some people with older systems, the 64-Bit version loads quicker and is much more responsive than the 32-Bit build.

How does it compare to 32-Bit Firefox?
In benchmarks, the 64-Bit variant of Firefox out-performs the 32-Bit variant. Also because this variant is being built specifically for Windows, there might be further performance increases.

Were there any optimisations made?
Yes, Waterfox was compiled with SSE, SSE2, x64 favoring and the following optimisation flags: /Og /Oi /Ot /Oy /Ob2 /Gs /GF /Gy

What's new in Waterfox 10?

  • The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back
  • Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented
  • Full Screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen (see the feature page) CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported
  • New element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties
  • Inspect tool with content highlighting, includes new CSS Style Inspector
  • We've added IndexedDB APIs to more closely match the specification Some users may experience a crash when moving bookmarks
  • Smaller final code without loss of performance
  • Implementation of AMD Core Math Library to improve performance of mathematic functions

Download: Waterfox 10.0 | 16.1 MB (Open Source)
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one thing i noticed with this that seems different from previous versions is that even though the 'about:memory' shows i am using about 225MB of RAM my Windows 7 Task Manager says it's using around 457MB.

that's different than before as usually the about:memory shows similar to what task manager says unlike now where there is quite a large difference.

Colicab said,
shame it dont work with battlefields battlelog plugin or this would be my main browser. damn slow ff32

Shame battlefield's battlelog plugin doesn't work with 64bit browsers. FTFY

Just set up a Prism battlelog window.

ThaCrip said,
well i found a official link from their front page that's was given because of the sourceforge issues... http://goo.gl/mHPfr

Another browser going through a file sharing site. Same way I found the latest version of Palemoon originally also. At least this file is posted on the Waterfox web site.

cork1958 said,

Another browser going through a file sharing site. Same way I found the latest version of Palemoon originally also. At least this file is posted on the Waterfox web site.

that one i linked to there is exact same bytes as their official download now as i just checked. but there is no reason to use that mediafire link now as the official download links now work which are here...

http://goo.gl/TZqSM (takes you to the official waterfox site under downloads)

also that file in the link is named differently from the actual one on the official site. makes me wonder if that's not the final version etc?

it's normally named "waterfox-10.0.en-US.win64-x86_64.installer.exe" (especially for us USA users)

personally i am just going to wait til the official sites link comes back online.

Edited by ThaCrip, Feb 5 2012, 5:02am :

Neobond said,
The mirror link is the same one they posted on their own site!

the one i linked to is mediafire... the one on neowin is not the exact link that's posted on their official site. in fact, neowin now links to datafilehost but i am sure it's legit though.

but either way it don't matter as the official site under 'downloads' works now

just looking at file sizes on the one they linked to on mediafire and the sourceforge are exact same bytes so it's legit.

it appears they removed the SSE3/SSE4 optimizations because it made the browser to unstable.

so that kind of sucks as on their site it said up to a 20% performance boost but apparently they removed them due to stability issues as shown here...

Q:So, does waterfox 10.0 final public does or does not have SS3 SSE4 optimizations?

A:No it does not. The builds were too unstable.

Awesome. I've been reading a lot of good stuff about this version like lower memory usage and faster web page loading.

mjedi7 said,
Very impressive Firefox, Very impressive Firefox!
Your move Chrome!

It's not a contest... if you drive a honda do you war with toyota?

Doh this update required a reboot of Windows 7!?

Also added a mirror because SourceForge seem to be having issues hosting the file.