Waterfox 9.0

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

Download: Waterfox 9.0 | 14.3 MB (Open Source)
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Voice of Buddy Christ said,
With the new x64 Firefox (the v12 alphas are in their FTP site), Waterfox will be irrelevant soon.

You mean Firefox will be irrelevant soon?

The update check under help still isn't seeing this updated version on either of my 64bit machines.

Very good version of Firefox with a x64 bit programing, updated. Been using this for about a year now, and have to say it really is better than Firefox.

this is what i have been using since i found out about it as it's basically just like the release version of Firefox but generally a little faster since it's 64bit and all four of my extensions work on it to.

Anaron said,
I've never tried a 64-bit browser before. I'll have to give this a try.
Remember to pick up the 64-bit plug-ins for Flash and Java and stuff. Waterfox has links to the ones you need.

Voice of Buddy Christ said,
Remember to pick up the 64-bit plug-ins for Flash and Java and stuff. Waterfox has links to the ones you need.
Yep! I made sure to get those as soon as I installed it.

Yep,
Have NEVER liked Firefox, but with the tweaks and other things in Waterfox and Palemoon, I'll use either of those browsers over Firefox any day!

TRC said,
Why did they give it such a stupid name? Are they not allowed to call it Firefox for some reason?

You can't distribute binaries with custom patches under then Firefox name, but you can under a different name. I like Waterfox better.