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Waterfox - 64bit Firfox goodness
osama_bin_athlon
post Mar 25 2012, 04:53 AM
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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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bowiee
post Mar 26 2012, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (osama_bin_athlon @ Mar 25 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

And here is the link Waterfox I will give it a try myself as well. :)
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osama_bin_athlon
post Mar 27 2012, 09:07 AM
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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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katalyst
post Mar 27 2012, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE (osama_bin_athlon @ Mar 27 2012, 10:07 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.


Ok, you've convinced me. I'll give it a shot too.


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Jeruselem
post Mar 27 2012, 10:36 AM
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I'd give it go but I have no 64-bit OSes running.


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sora3
post Mar 27 2012, 10:56 AM
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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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SquallStrife
post Mar 27 2012, 10:56 AM
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QUOTE (Jeruselem @ Mar 27 2012, 10:36 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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Jeruselem
post Mar 27 2012, 11:10 AM
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QUOTE (SquallStrife @ Mar 27 2012, 10:26 AM) *
QUOTE (Jeruselem @ Mar 27 2012, 10:36 AM) *
I'd give it go but I have no 64-bit OSes running.


Not even the laptop in your sig?


Oh yes the home laptop. Except the parent use that more than me, I spend more time on the netbook.


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stuub27
post Mar 27 2012, 01:40 PM
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Excellent! Thanks for posting that :)


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bushi
post Mar 27 2012, 02:19 PM
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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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katalyst
post Mar 27 2012, 03:05 PM
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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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aliali
post Mar 27 2012, 04:04 PM
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QUOTE (katalyst @ Mar 27 2012, 04:05 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.

battlelog standalone then?
http://bf3.realmware.co.uk/battlelog-standalone/


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katalyst
post Mar 27 2012, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE (aliali @ Mar 27 2012, 05:04 PM) *
QUOTE (katalyst @ Mar 27 2012, 04:05 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.

battlelog standalone then?
http://bf3.realmware.co.uk/battlelog-standalone/


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

Thank ya very much.


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G-relk
post Apr 4 2012, 01:53 PM
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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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bowiee
post Apr 4 2012, 05:26 PM
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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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aliali
post Apr 6 2012, 09:10 AM
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QUOTE (bowiee @ Apr 4 2012, 06:26 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. :)

Yep no probs here, plus I am now using EarlyBird (thunderbird 64 bit) for my email.
http://wiki.mozilla-x86-64.com/Thunderbird...hunderbird.next


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TheFrunj
post Apr 7 2012, 12:13 PM
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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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robzy
post Apr 7 2012, 03:08 PM
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Does anyone think that they may have observational biases in judging Waterfox?

Why would it be any slower or quicker than Firefox?

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bushi
post Apr 7 2012, 04:25 PM
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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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osama_bin_athlon
post Apr 12 2012, 10:47 PM
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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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No, but the way he eases me onto his chimp-meat, makes me think he is prince charming.

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