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#1 osama_bin_athlon

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:53 AM

I wasn't aware of this project, and am just trying it now - seems pretty fast and stable, apart from the logo, there's no apparent difference so far so good
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:39 AM

I wasn't aware of this project, and am just trying it now - seems pretty fast and stable, apart from the logo, there's no apparent difference
so far so good

And here is the link Waterfox I will give it a try myself as well. :)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:07 AM

I've been using Waterfox for 2-3 days now - it's identical to the latest Firefox (11 I think?) seems very stable - in fact, I can't find fault with it all my extensions/add-ons work, which is one of the main things. it's shown no sign of crashing, or failing in any way. I have had Waterfox open for the whole time that I've tested it - if it hasn't crashed (or whatever) by now..... methinks Waterfox is my new browser of choice.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:13 AM

I've been using Waterfox for 2-3 days now - it's identical to the latest Firefox (11 I think?)
seems very stable - in fact, I can't find fault with it
all my extensions/add-ons work, which is one of the main things. it's shown no sign of crashing, or failing in any way.
I have had Waterfox open for the whole time that I've tested it - if it hasn't crashed (or whatever) by now.....
methinks Waterfox is my new browser of choice.


Ok, you've convinced me. I'll give it a shot too.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:36 AM

I'd give it go but I have no 64-bit OSes running.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:56 AM

Well, been using it for some time on the desktop and I have to say that it is a lot more snappier on the 64bit than on the default 32bit Firefox is built on. So I'm guessing 64bit extensions/code optimisations seems to do the trick.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:56 AM

I'd give it go but I have no 64-bit OSes running.


Not even the laptop in your sig?

Edited by SquallStrife, 27 March 2012 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'd give it go but I have no 64-bit OSes running.


Not even the laptop in your sig?


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

Excellent! Thanks for posting that :)
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:19 PM

Tried it a couple of months ago when it was out of date from regular Firefox, so my add-ons wouldn't work. Might have to give it another go if it's up to date now.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

I love it so far. But I just ran into some drama. You cannot launch BF3 from Battlelog, running on a 64bit browser. Fucking.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

I love it so far. But I just ran into some drama.

You cannot launch BF3 from Battlelog, running on a 64bit browser. Fucking.

battlelog standalone then?
http://bf3.realmware...log-standalone/
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

I love it so far. But I just ran into some drama.

You cannot launch BF3 from Battlelog, running on a 64bit browser. Fucking.

battlelog standalone then?
http://bf3.realmware...log-standalone/


My word. That, good sir, has done just the trick.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

I tried it ages ago, and found it to be no different really. Might give it another crack if it's gotten better.....
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

Well I have been using it since my last post and I have not had any problems, it also works fine with my add ons. Is it faster ? I am not sure, but it is no slower than FF. So as it is running fine I have decided to keep it. :)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:10 AM

Well I have been using it since my last post and I have not had any problems, it also works fine with my add ons. Is it faster ? I am not sure, but it is no slower than FF. So as it is running fine I have decided to keep it. :)

Yep no probs here, plus I am now using EarlyBird (thunderbird 64 bit) for my email.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

Installed about a week ago, liking it very much so far. It's not faster than Firefox, but once you get browsing for hours with multiple tabs open, it's significantly less slow in my opinion.

Plus not having to muck about with getting addons working or any of that was a big up, just installed and away I went.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Does anyone think that they may have observational biases in judging Waterfox? Why would it be any slower or quicker than Firefox? Rob.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:25 PM

It pretty much is firefox. It's about the same for me but I haven't seen the RAM usage go as high as firefox.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

I still haven't found any glitches with Waterfox, and it's been open pretty well 24 hours per day, with at least 7 or 8 different pages open I'm satisfied that this is the one thank god it looks like the old firefox, all I have to do is bask in it's 64bit glory or whatever
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