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Remah 21. Nov 2011 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Linuxis (Post 63533)
Though I'm using Waterfox 7, maybe Waterfox 8 fixed that problem, I don't know.

That's why I couldn't understand the problem you have. I'm using DivX on Waterfox 8 without any problems so far.

HawkPunk 01. Dec 2011 04:20 AM

Bring The Jubilee
 
I consider Waterfox to be a prime rebuke to those who say that there is no advantage to 64 bit computing. I gladly accept the fact that some Firefox addons do not work with Waterfox. A bloated browser is of no use to me. Some of the Mozilla addons border on the ridiculous. I welcome a leaner and faster Future. ~Punk

Remah 01. Dec 2011 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by HawkPunk (Post 64393)
I consider Waterfox to be a prime rebuke to those who say that there is no advantage to 64 bit computing. I gladly accept the fact that some Firefox addons do not work with Waterfox. A bloated browser is of no use to me. Some of the Mozilla addons border on the ridiculous. I welcome a leaner and faster Future. ~Punk

Yes, if you've got a 64-bit CPU it is worth getting 64-bit software. Now I go back to my equivalent XP system and have sufficient time to ponder how much faster 64-bit is proving to be.

I'm running with Firefox 64-bit Nightly and that is much the same speed as Waterfox on my system.

Anupam 22. Dec 2011 08:47 AM

Waterfox updated to version 9.0

rikishi19 13. Jan 2012 07:03 PM

I see it was mentioned here that Waterfox shares the same profile as Firefox. Will this cause any conflict issues if you have both installed on the same machine? Especially if the need to uninstall either one, is there the potential it will corrupt the other in the uninstall process?

Also, when I first read into 64-bit browsers, I was sure I read somewhere that many pages may not load correctly as they are not built/optimised for 64-bit browser technology yet? Or am I getting confused with java/flash here? This is why I have not used the 64-bit version of IE that comes with Windows as default up to now.

Remah 13. Jan 2012 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by rikishi19 (Post 67276)
I see it was mentioned here that Waterfox shares the same profile as Firefox. Will this cause any conflict issues if you have both installed on the same machine? Especially if the need to uninstall either one, is there the potential it will corrupt the other in the uninstall process?

Also, when I first read into 64-bit browsers, I was sure I read somewhere that many pages may not load correctly as they are not built/optimised for 64-bit browser technology yet? Or am I getting confused with java/flash here? This is why I have not used the 64-bit version of IE that comes with Windows as default up to now.

I had no problem with running Waterfox with either Firefox Nightly 64-bit or Firefox 32-bit. The code is 100% Firefox. The only differences are that they are compiled with optimizations set for 64-bit and some features are removed.

For me, it was annoying having the shared profile because I couldn't change one without affecting the other. But it is also a useful feature if you work between the two and want consistency.

Re pages not loading correctly. There was a problem with not having stable releases of 64-bit Java and Flash but that is not the case now.

On my 64-bit system, I get the best performance from 64-bit Waterfox and Pale Moon.

rikishi19 14. Jan 2012 02:48 AM

Excellent stuff, cheers. I will look into Waterfox a bit more now and see if I can see any improvements over Firefox.

shnureaga 22. Jan 2012 07:26 PM

Hi guys, i registered because i search for an answer - is there a way to get working WMP plugin in 64-bit versions of browsers? I tried Waterfox 9.0 64-bit and i use Nightly 64-bit for a long time, but today i tried to watch TV online and it didn't work. :(

Anupam 30. Apr 2012 07:08 PM

Waterfox updated to version 12.0

Taurus 21. May 2012 04:46 PM

I have an Acer Timeline laptop with a Sandy Bridge i-core 3, 6 GB of DDR3 Ram, 500 GB WD hardrive, 64-bit Windows 7 Home Edition .

I tried Waterfox this weekend and was a bit disappointed. I uninstalled Firefox 12.0 and the 32-bit version of Adobe Flash, then cleaned up after them.

I installed Waterfox and the 64-bit version of Adobe Flash. I tested Waterfox over the next two days, both Sandboxed and out of the Sandbox. I had several browser crashes mostly caused by the 64-bit version of Adobe Flash. There was no browsing speed advantage, no browser start up adavantage with Waterfox on my machine.

I went back to 32-bit version of Firefox 12.0 and Adobe Flash, had greater bowser stability and no issues with youtube or other flash videos.

I used browser add-ons Adblock Plus, WOT, Ghostery, and HTTPS Everywhere with both browsers.


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