I see, that seems like a decent idea. Well, there is the portable version available (which is just Waterfox by itself). Also the toolbar doesn't work with Waterfox, so it's just the search provider that is set (which is powered by Google, and in fact looks like Google from a few years ago ).
I'm contacting my installer support to see if the silent UI installs the toolbar (which it shouldn't, because it has to be selected by the user) which means you can create a batch file to install Waterfox without worry. I'll get back to you on this
I generally dont use silent installers because alot of the systems I use block batch files (company PC's)
However ill keep an eye out for a "slim" version paid or unpaid!
I'm never going to charge for WF. If you get bored of waiting for me:
Unpack a Firefox installer, replace Firefox's files with the ones from WF Portable and repack the installer
I made some test of consumption memory with a clean profile, without addons, between WF15 & FF15. The results are in GB with the sum of browser's memory + Flash plugin.
I use this web to run the test. http://gregor-wagner.com/tmp/mem
Some tips: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Zombie_compartments
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Note: Eset Antivirus 5 detect the WF 15 update like a virus.
It's a false positive which shouldn't be happening because of the digital certificate.
Since Waterfox is designed to use the same profile as Firefox, it can't run them both unless they're on separate profiles.
I had no idea about Unizeto Certum (I searched all over the web for free digital certificates) and the cheapest I could find were from Comodo. That's one reason I had to pay. As for the installer, AI came with an automatic updater (and saved the hassle I had with the built in automatic updater in Firefox). Plus AI is incredibly easy to use and requires little effort. I don't know everything, and WF started off as a personal project for OCN. I had no idea it would blow up so much, and as with anything that goes big, costs are incurred.
Look for plugin-container.exe?
Waterfox is supposed to use more memory it's a 64-Bit program. Also, it the amount of memory used is proportional to how much RAM you have... the more RAM the more memory. It's to increase performance.