Sunday, July 1, 2012

Waterfox

I've been running the 64-bit version of Windows for several years and Firefox has been my preferred browser. Waterfox is a 64-bit build of Firefox. I have been using it for about a month without a glitch and it is faster.

Lifehacker's description
Mozilla still hasn't officially released any 64-bit builds for Firefox, and Waterfox aims to fill that void. It has one main goal: speed. They've tweaked a lot of Firefox's codebase to work better with 64-bit processors, so if you're running a 64-bit version of Windows, it should give you a solid speed boost. It...uses your current Firefox profile, so you don't have to do any extra setup. All of your add-ons should work out of the box, too. ....

Waterfox is a free download for Windows only.
The current version, Waterfox 13, doesn't seem to update automatically, although that is promised in the next version. It isn't necessary to uninstall Firefox and it is easy to revert if you uninstall Waterfox being careful not to uninstall your profile in the process.

It can be downloaded here: Waterfox | The fastest 64-Bit variant of Firefox!