New computer systems run on 64-bit processors and you can install 64-bit edition of Windows OS to take full advantage. Installing 64-bit OS means it runs faster and processes faster. Almost all popular software provide separate versions for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Windows editions. But as we know, there’s no 64-bit version for Mozilla Firefox.
Mozilla Firefox is a popular browser used by millions but still there’s only 32-bit version available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS. We really miss the 64-bit version of Firefox.
64-Bit Alternative to Mozilla Firefox
Those who really want to try out 64-bit version of Firefox, then here’s a nice solution. Waterfox is a third party browser based on the Mozilla Firefox source code. This browser is made specifically for 64-bit systems which offers increase performance, better multitasking and you can get maximum benefit from your 64-bit hardware and OS.
According to the developer, in benchmarks, the 64-Bit variant of Firefox (Waterfox) out-performs the 32-Bit variant. Also because Waterfox is being built specifically for Windows, there might be further performance increases.
The developers are also actively working to update this 64-bit version whenever a new version of Firefox is released by Mozilla.
If you’re wondering about your Firefox add-ons and their compatibility with Waterfox, then don’t worry as all the add-ons will also be compatible with Waterfox. All the plugins like Adobe Flash, Sun Java, Microsoft Silverlight, etc will also run perfectly in Waterfox.
Waterfox uses the same profile that Firefox does. All your cookies, preferences and other settings will be automatically shared by Waterfox, thus you don’t need to start from scratch again. If you uninstall Waterfox make sure you don’t have the remove personal data box ticked.
Waterfox can be installed for Windows Vista and Windows 7 64-bit editions. Download this 64-bit browser from below link.