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Many (former?) users are - quite understandably - worried at the lack of updates or even communication

Please respect the rules - this is not the place to complain. Haters will always hate, and I'm grateful for the tight moderation of this thread that frequently cleans up any pressuring MrAlex for updates or ill-conceived posts because people don't promptly get what they want for free.
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Waterfox is currently about 3 versions behind

Versions are just a random number, some time ago a Firefox "version" lasted a year. And many freeriders forget: If Waterox wouldn't happen to be a browser, a small phase of no updates and a not-so-much communication wouldn't be a problem at all. What some require of our MrAlex to do is beyond what most other oss devs are doing in their spare time! So keep the spirit of the Waterfox community becuase wf is not just a browser, but rather a way of life, and closely follow this thread for any hot news on the fastest browser on the planet!
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Where is the place then?

You could try the Cyberfox forum, I suppose many dedicated and loyal wf users hang out there and have chosen cf as a temporary replacement since it's also fast, well supported and immediately updated after a new ff release.
Edited by Marsu24 - 6/13/13 at 7:49am
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If a browser is totally self-contained then there is no reason to be bothered about lack of updates (ignoring potential problems with newly discovered security issues).

BUT Firefox and Waterfox share the same add-ons and plug-ins, and these get updated to work with the latest version of Firefox; the longer it is since the last Waterfox update then the greater the chance that those additions that we use to enhance our browsing experience will no longer work correctly.
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So keep the spirit of the Waterfox community becuase wf is not just a browser, but rather a way of life...

While I can appreciate your enthusiasm for a piece of software that's not junk, I think that describing a forum thread about a web browser a "community" and going to far as to call it "a way of life" is bordering on pathological. I would suggest forcing yourself to leave the house for, at the very least, two hours a day for some face-to-face social interaction.

No offense or anything—it's just that sometimes these things go unmentioned until it's too late.
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So, is this just a modified version of Firefox that the topic creator made himself? Is it's primary function a 64 bit browser? Why would i want this over say, Chrome? Would it conflict with anything?
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Oops I just realized this thread was started in 2011 lol. I thought it was only a few days old. I'm still unsure as to what this is.
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Oops I just realized this thread was started in 2011 lol. I thought it was only a few days old. I'm still unsure as to what this is.

It is an (outdated) 64 bit version of Firefox.
It runs on the same "engine" but provides more compiled enhancements to take more use of system resources to run more, better, and more efficient content.

You can use it at the same time as any other browser.
However, due to profile restrictions only one type of Mozilla browser can be opened at one time.
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 6/18/13 at 4:41pm
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So keep the spirit of the Waterfox community becuase wf is not just a browser, but rather a way of life...
While I can appreciate your enthusiasm for a piece of software that's not junk, I think that describing a forum thread about a web browser a "community" and going to far as to call it "a way of life" is bordering on pathological. I would suggest forcing yourself to leave the house for, at the very least, two hours a day for some face-to-face social interaction.

Thank you, brother, I really appreciate your concern, and it proves my point: I would have never thought that recompiling some oss source code would create such a strong, dedicated community and generate such love and hate as the last few hundred pages prove. Nowhere else I have felt this deep commitment and solemn seriousness, and that's why I'd even go further and say waterfox isn't just a way of life, but awaiting for the next release is the meaning of life!
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No offense or anything—it's just that sometimes these things go unmentioned until it's too late.

None taken, nothing can harm me because I expect the next wf release is imminent - keep scanning this thread for news!
Edited by Marsu24 - 6/18/13 at 4:41pm
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So, is this just a modified version of Firefox that the topic creator made himself? Is it's primary function a 64 bit browser? Why would i want this over say, Chrome? Would it conflict with anything?
Well, it depends what web browser you prefer. I tend to favor Firefox because of the better customizability. Google Chrome/Chromium is faster out of the box, but has different add-ons.
I personally prefer the Mozilla framework.
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I don't like the obtrusive Cyberfox updater, so I use the htguard builds, which have the advantage of being downloadable as ZIP files with no installer (though they're not truly portable by default, you'll need to add a portable.dat file to the folder and probably use a special launcher specifying a profile folder inside the program directory in order to make it a portable app).
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I don't like the obtrusive Cyberfox updater

I agree about the updater (what do you expect from a presumptuous browser that dares to have a go at our Waterfox)? ... fortunately you can unselect their updater on installation and you don't need to use it anyway since Cyberfox is released like clockwork just after each Firefox release, it's hard to miss an update.
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which have the advantage of being downloadable as ZIP files with no installer.

Look again then: Cyberfox has a real portable version (as paf), you can choose either Intel- or AMD optimized flavors... which won't do them any good, they'll never be able to reach the dedication of the Waterfox crowd or the raw speed of our favorite browser! And I'm more keen than ever for the next wf, the missed ff 22 release can only mean one thing and one thing alone: Waterfox is readied for a totally awesome 23 release which will show all nay-sayers how wrong they were!
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