Waterfox 12.0 released, faster 64-bit version of Firefox

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

Download: Waterfox 12.0 | 17.3 MB (Open Source)
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Firefox was developed by a 15 year old kid. Call him amateur, genius or evil. The same story goes for Waterfox, why should I care as long as works as intended.

elfsun said,
I prefer firefox compared with waterfox, although I use win7 64 bit.

do you have a reason? Might as well share it or your comment is of no use.

NyaR said,

do you have a reason? Might as well share it or your comment is of no use.

Firefox = Made by professionals
Waterfox = Made by amateurs

looks like Pale Moon v12 is scheduled for a Monday April 30th release.

i prefer Pale Moon x64 over Waterfox personally due to it uses less RAM where as Waterfox eats up RAM quite a bit quicker.

plus i like how Pale Moon has it's own profile where as Waterfox uses the regular Firefox profile.

p.s. but then again if i get that new MOBO/CPU/RAM soon ill have 8GB of RAM and i probably won't have to worry about RAM issues into the foreseeable future.

right, i also prefer pale moon 64-bit. the author actually goes out of his way to remove ridiculous mozilla additions/features from 'main stream' firefox releases.

he also adds in features from future releases into pale moon in addition to actually coding up optimization versus just taking vanilla firefox like what waterfox does and just adding optimization via compiler switches.

I got respect for palemoon because it has a normal satusbar.

victorecho said,
right, i also prefer pale moon 64-bit. the author actually goes out of his way to remove ridiculous mozilla additions/features from 'main stream' firefox releases.

he also adds in features from future releases into pale moon in addition to actually coding up optimization versus just taking vanilla firefox like what waterfox does and just adding optimization via compiler switches.