Waterfox is a open-source, high-performance Firefox-based browser for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, that designed specifically for 64-bit systems and for privacy and user choice in mind. Waterfox browser offers many optimizations compared to original Firefox source code and puts a focus on the performance and speed. It contains modifications designed to take advantage of the 64-bit system architecture and provide speed improvements over Mozilla's flagship browser.
Waterfox was the first community Firefox builds to release a 64-Bit version of Firefox 4 when it first came out. It also was one of the first widely distributed 64-Bit browsers on the web and quickly gained a loyal following. It was started back in March 2011 by Alex Kontos, a 16 year old student. Today, It has over 6,000,000 downloads spanning 180 countries.
Alex Kontos created the browser to focus on giving users choice while also helping make the world a better place. It's partnered with Ecosia, a search engine that plants trees with its generated revenues (Ecosia is the default search engine of the browser). Moreover, there is no plugin whitelist, you can run whichever extensions you like and absolutely no data or telemetry is sent back to Mozilla or the Waterfox project.
Waterfox Key Features:
- Intel’s Math Library
- Compiled in Intel's C++ Compiler
- Advanced Vector Extensions
- Profile-Guided Optimization
- 100% Extension Compatibility
- Removed Adobe DRM, Pocket, data collection and startup profiling
- Disabled Web Runtime (deprecated as of 2015)
- Disabled Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
- Allow running of unsigned extensions
- Support 64-bit Plugins
- And much more...
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Last Update: July 15, 2017
Current Version: 54.0.1
Languages: Multiple Languages
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Mac OS X 10.5 or later