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Original author(s) Alex Kontos
Slogan The fastest 64-bit variant of Firefox on the web.
Stable release 33.0.2 / 10 November 2014 (2014-11-10)
Development status Active
Operating system Windows, OS X
Engine Gecko
Platform x86-64
Type Web browser
License Mozilla Public License
Website .org.waterfoxprojectwww

Waterfox is an open-source web browser based on Mozilla Firefox, for 64-bit Windows and OS X systems. As there is no official 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows, Waterfox may be used as an alternative.[1] According to the developers, Waterfox is geared towards speed. It is compiled using the Intel C++ Compiler, and uses Intel's Math Kernel Library, Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 and Advanced Vector Extensions. It is compatible with Firefox add-ons and 64-bit NPAPI browser plug-ins.[2] Although Firefox outperformed Waterfox in Peacekeeper browser benchmark tests ran by TechRepublic in 2012,[3] Waterfox showed a mild improvement over Firefox in tests run by Softpedia in 2014.[4] Benchmarks are also available on the developers website run on the system Waterfox is built on.[5]

To date Waterfox has over 3,000,000 downloads, spanning 180 countries.

Originally developed by Alex Kontos, Waterfox was presented at an event called “Pitch at the Palace”[6] at St James Palace for HRH The Duke of York and has since attracted investment from Andrew Crossland (one of the attendees), Sam Tilston and Stephen Ormerod, becoming Investors and Directors in Waterfox.

See also


  1. ^ Noyes, Katherine (27 December 2011). "Use a 64-Bit PC? Instead of Firefox, Try Waterfox 9.0".  
  2. ^ "Waterfox". Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Nawrocki, Matthew (20 April 2012). "Review: Firefox's unofficial 64-bit variant Waterfox".  
  4. ^ Opris, Elena (6 June 2014). "Waterfox 28 Review – A 64-Bit Version of Firefox". Softpedia. 
  5. ^ "Waterfox Benchmarks". Waterfox Project Website. 1 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pitch @ Palace Bootcamp". The Duke of York. 10 November 2014. 
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