We all know that a 64-bit machines run faster and more stable than 32bit system, with Waterfox 64-bit take advantage of that and make your browsing experience much faster and responsive…
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 optimizations made?
Yes, Waterfox was compiled with SSE, SSE2, x64 favoring and the following optimization flags: /Og /Oi /Ot /Oy /Ob2 /Gs /GF /Gy
I also tried Waterfox on my Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, and yes it’s really fast and more responsive than Mozilla Firefox 32bit version. I recommend this to all who already installed Firefox.
All your configurations, plugins, bookmarks etc from firefox are used in Waterfox and it is installed in a different program folders, so you don’t have to worry about your existing Firefox.
Mozilla has released an update to address a critical security issue. It is available for download.
What’s new in Firefox 10.0.2?
- MFSA 2012-11 libpng integer overflow (Critical: Vulnerability can be used to run attacker code and install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.)
- Microsoft Windows 7 x64
- Microsoft Windows Vista x64