A web browser that shares its engine and looks with Mozilla’s Firefox and is designed to provide you with one of the fastest browsing experiences
At this time, the software market has a wide array of web browser to offer, for anyone’s need and tastes. Some browsers have an extended set of features, some are faster, some are more secure than others, some have split screens for versatile browsing, while some just focus on simplicity.
Simplicity and speed, two words that best describe this streamlined web browser
Waterfox is a straightforward web browser based on Mozilla’s Firefox browser, and created to deliver the same features and functions that Firefox offers, while providing you with one the fastest web browsing speeds to date.
Simplicity is at the core of Waterfox’s philosophy and it is the word that best describes the graphic user interface. As is the case of its next of kin, on which it is based on, Waterfox doesn’t get in your way and it provides you with one the most user-friendly web browsing solutions nowadays.
Comes with support for all Firefox add-ons and only for 64-bit plug-ins
In order to achieve faster speeds, Waterfox is basically a 64-bit variation of the Firefox browser and is built using an Intel C++ compiler which enabled the developers to boost its speed without drastic changes of the base code.
One main difference between Waterfox and Firefox is the fact that the first comes with support only for 64-bit plug-ins, namely Adobe Flash, Oracle Java, and Microsoft Silverlight. Rest assured though that the personalization options are not affected because all your favorite add-ons that work with Firefox will also work with Waterfox.
A browser that brings more speed to the table, without sacrificing functionality
The visible changes between the two stop here, as Watefox comes with the same main features as Firefox such as integrated search, tabbed browsing auto-completion, the option to personalize with the help of themes, bookmarks and profile syncing, and many more.
Taking all things into consideration, Waterfox is a streamlined, clean looking and dependable web browser, with good solid features and with a bit more speed than its relative upon which it is based on, and actually manages to improve the web browsing experience without any compromises, the basic definition of the word evolution.