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NotMe546
01-06-2012, 05:15 AM
Ready for a run-down? Here are some of the key features Waterfox offers. (http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/246758/use_a_64bit_pc_instead_of_firefox_try_waterfox_90.html) 'Further Performance Increases' Waterfox bills itself as a high-performance browser based on Firefox that's made specifically for 64-bit systems and optimized for speed. Users on older systems will find that the 64-bit browser loads faster and is much more responsive than 32-bit Firefox, the project says, while on newer hardware, Waterfox allows users to enjoy their systems' full potential. “In benchmarks, the 64-bit variant of Firefox outperforms the 32-bit variant,” according to the Waterfox website. “Also because this variant is being built specifically for Windows, there might be further performance increases.” Add-ons are fully supported, and major plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, Sun Java, and Microsoft Silverlight all have supported 64-bit binaries available, the project notes. A Free Download Following last week's release of Firefox 9, Waterfox 9.0 made its own official debut complete with the improved JavaScript performance and other improvements (http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/243626/speedy_firefox_9_beta_versions_take_their_place_in_line.html) Mozilla's new browser brought to the table. Also included were some Waterfox-specific updates, however, including a smaller set of final code. Users of Waterfox must have Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64) installed. That software along with Waterfox 9.0 and its associated plug-ins are available for free on the Waterfox download page (http://waterfoxproj.sourceforge.net/downloads/).

NotMe546
01-06-2012, 05:19 AM
I'm giving it try but I recommend using MozBackup (http://download.cnet.com/MozBackup/3000-2242_4-10260383.html) just in case.

Jim S.
01-08-2012, 03:58 PM
Personally, I'm not sure why a browser should be so big that it needs to be 64-bit to work decently anyway...

NotMe546
01-08-2012, 05:01 PM
Personally, I'm not sure why a browser should be so big that it needs to be 64-bit to work decently anyway... So far I don't see any difference.

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