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