Waterfox 27.0.1

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 optimization flags: /Og /Oi /Ot /Oy /Ob2 /Gs /GF /Gy

What's new in Waterfox 27.0.1:

  • Fixed the user agent string. It should now show the correct information. Has the following layout: Mozilla/5.0 (platform; rv:geckoversion) Gecko/geckotrail Waterfox/waterforversion Firefox/firefoxversion
  • Size of the program has been reduced by 14%, while retaining the same JavaScript and WebGL performance

Download: Waterfox 27.0.1 | 28.1 MB (Open Source)
View: Waterfox Homepage | Release Notes

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5 Comments

Do my eyes deceive me?, does this say 27.0.1. This must be the first time they update to the latest version of Firefox since I dumped Waterfox in 2011.

No,
They've been updated ever since I started using it, although I don't use it currently, but I do keep an eye on it.

This is such a weird project.

Not a single thorough, third party review unaffiliated with the Waterfox team has said it's clearly faster.

That they keep lying that it's much more responsive makes me wonder what their hidden agenda is. Has an independent source code review been made here?

Edited by Northgrove, Feb 21 2014, 8:46pm :

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