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Originally Posted by demoneye View Post

@ djkilla
all of this i know mate , my question was if waterfox run faster than ff 11 and u can notice the speed or its just a waste of time and more like a show off running x64 browser....

I definitely notice the speed. Waterfox is very fast especially if you use my tweaks (See post #2057).

If you would like to check your browser speed or compare the speed of two browsers, you can use the following speed tests:

BrowserMark
http://browsermark.rightware.com/browsermark/index.action

Peacekeeper
http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/

Dromaeo
http://dromaeo.com/

Here's my Waterfox results if you would like to compare:

BrowserMark
http://browsermark.rightware.com/browsermark/result.action?key=1hTu

Peacekeeper
http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=5HAe&resultId=2331105

Dromaeo (Using 'Run All Tests') (Using 'Run Recommended Tests' my total score at the top is 472.77)
http://dromaeo.com/?id=168811
Edited by djkilla - 4/16/12 at 8:14pm
post #2072 of 7225
I never realized just how fast WF was til I was down for a few days and relying on my Brother's system to access the net. He's on FF and isn't looking to go with WF. I got on to play one of my FB games and wow that thing just took forever to load it. He's on the same bandwidth that I am so I know for a fact that it's not the connection speed. Great job Mr Alex. thumb.gif

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@ djkilla

10x for the test links bro , in some measurements FF 11 x32 over come WaterFox 11 and some WF . very hard for me to decide "yes WF ownz FF11" smile.gif

btw

in both i use the same tweaks like yours which i use some years back.
Edited by demoneye - 4/17/12 at 7:50am
post #2074 of 7225
anyone try this software over firefox ?

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/Firefox-Plumber.shtml

and also a software called "speedfox" .

does above software does what it claims?


10x
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Why doesn't Mozilla offer a native 64-bit version of Firefox themselves? They have done this for Linux for quite some time now, but still nothing for either Windows nor OS X as of yet. I guess we can't really complain as barely anyone else offers it either, like there is no native 64-bit version of Google Chrome or Chromium, there is no native 64-bit version of Opera etc.. The only browsers available in native 64-bit is either Internet Explorer or Safari (OS X version only) and that's pretty much it. Either way it's still disappointing, especially when Mozilla have had a native 64-bit version for Linux for all this time. One would think that in 2012, when even the cheapest of computers normally comes with at least 4GiB of RAM and 64-bit operating system that web-browser developers would have greater focus on native 64-bit support. But I guess not.


The only grip I've got with Waterfox is the lack of BETA / Aurora channels, I love to be "on the ball" and test out new features but as you manually comply each version of Waterfox (?) I guess following the BETA channel with weekly releases and the Aurora channel with daily releases would be little too much to keep up with. I would also love to see a Waterfox version for Mac OS X as I use web-browser across Windows, OS X and Linux platforms and would love to be able to utilise a native 64-bit FireFox on all of them and not just Windows and Linux.


One would think that Mozilla could be able to have a unstable "use it at your own risk" Aurora 64-bit channel for all operating systems, it's not like it would take them forever to comply each release in both 32-bit and 64-bit and just keep a "this software might not be stable" sticker on the 64-bit releases and name them all Aurora 64-bit so one get the idea if you get any problems with these releases your on your own.
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Originally Posted by demoneye View Post

anyone try this software over firefox ?
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/Firefox-Plumber.shtml
and also a software called "speedfox" .
does above software does what it claims?
10x

The more extensions you have, the more resources it takes up. If you're concerned with memory, try the following tweaks:

Reduce the amount of RAM Firefox uses for its cache feature:
1. Type “about:config” (no quotes) in the adress bar in the browser.
2. Find “browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewer”
3. Set it’s value to “0“

Reduce RAM usage to 10MB when Firefox is minimized:
1. Open Firefox and go to the Address Bar. Type in about:config and then press Enter.
2. Right Click in the page and select New -> Boolean.
3. In the box that pops up enter “config.trim_on_minimize”. Press Enter.
4. Now select True and then press Enter.
5. Restart Firefox.

As for add-ons like Speedfox, it's up to you to try it. I've heard these type of add-ons can cause compatibility problems. Here's a couple of comments I read:

earthdog1965
All the config changes you can do yourself in under 5 minutes. The Facebook re-direct was bad enough but when I discovered what little changes it made, I just went to About Config and set up my own settings which result in a damn faster Firefox than this terrible extension. Remove all the Facebook garbage and be honest about the config changes it makes and it might be at least decent but even then, it is still totally and completely unnecessary.

Chris Reid
This thing slowed down FF so much for me that I was about to re-install an older version of the browser, thinking that was the problem. Luckily, I remembered I had recently installed this add-on. Sure enough, I disabled it and everything went back to normal.
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RamGuy - Mozilla will release Firefox 64bit but not until early 2013. Until then, Firefox 64bit nightly will continue to be updated throughout the year until Mozilla is ready and has the resources to make it an official release. For more info, click the link below:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/mozilla.dev.planning/HMg_Cef17-M/cXxjNmb6euwJ

You're right about not having Beta/Aurora Waterfox releases. This would be very time consuming and they do have bugs that need to be fixed before releasing an official stable version. So Waterfox will only be released as an official stable version. The good news is Firefox/Waterfox 12 will be out next week!

Chrome doesn't have a 64bit build but Opera is working on a 64bit version which you can try today (AT YOUR OWN RISK) but it still has lots of bugs that need to be worked out. For more info and download links, click the following:

http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2012/03/26/html5-css-64bit
Edited by djkilla - 4/18/12 at 9:55am
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Can WF considered to be the best 64-bit browser as of now? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

Can WF considered to be the best 64-bit browser as of now? smile.gif

Absolutely! Waterfox is the greatest thing since sliced bread or the invention of the wheel! biggrin.gif

Seriously, Waterfox is based directly from the Firefox code but includes additional optimizations for better performance. There may be other 64bit browsers but Waterfox is great because it's identical to Firefox which makes it very stable and reliable. Mr Alex, has posted the following on the main page and FAQ about the optimizations included:

FAQ
Waterfox was compiled with SSE2, the AMD Core Math Library and the following optimisation flags: /O2 /GR- /GS- /GA

Main page version 11.0
Switched from the ACML to AMD LibM.
Compiled with the following flags: -Og -Oi- -Ot -Oy -Ob2 -Gs -GF -Gy -GS- -GA -w
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Originally Posted by djkilla View Post

Absolutely! Waterfox is the greatest thing since sliced bread or the invention of the wheel! biggrin.gif
Seriously, Waterfox is based directly from the Firefox code but includes additional optimizations for better performance. There may be other 64bit browsers but Waterfox is great because it's identical to Firefox which makes it very stable and reliable. Mr Alex, has posted the following on the main page and FAQ about the optimizations included:
FAQ
Waterfox was compiled with SSE2, the AMD Core Math Library and the following optimisation flags: /O2 /GR- /GS- /GA
Main page version 11.0
Switched from the ACML to AMD LibM.
Compiled with the following flags: -Og -Oi- -Ot -Oy -Ob2 -Gs -GF -Gy -GS- -GA -w

Thanks for the confirmation smile.gif I'm excited in using this browser. One thing though, so after I install this I just follow your optimizations and I'm done?
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