Use a 64-Bit PC? Instead of Firefox, Try Waterfox 9.0

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2011-Dec-27 | Tags: firefoxfreeware

Start64!Earlier this year I wrote about Pale Moon, a version of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser that's optimized for extra speed on Windows. - Besides its focus on speed, another interesting difference in Pale Moon is that it's available in a 64-bit version, where Firefox is not--at least not with an officially supported release.

Users of 64-bit machines also have another option, however, and that's Waterfox, a version of Firefox that's optimized for speed on 64-bit systems. Along with last week's Firefox 9 release, the Waterfox project released version 9.0 of its own software.

Ready for a run-down? Here are some of the key features Waterfox offers.

'Further Performance Increases'

Waterfox bills itself as a high-performance browser based on Firefox that's made specifically for 64-bit systems and optimized for speed.

Users on older systems will find that the 64-bit browser loads faster and is much more responsive than 32-bit Firefox, the project says, while on newer hardware, Waterfox allows users to enjoy their systems' full potential.


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