Last Updated on: 17th November 2023, 07:35 pm

Web site: www.waterfoxproject.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
First release: March 27, 2011

Waterfox – a free and open source web browser based on the Firefox code and optimized for 64 bit machines. Software is designed for 64-bit operating systems and can take advantage of faster RAM and processing speeds and greater stability in 64-bit systems. Waterfox doesn’t sell access to your personal information.

Differences between Waterfox and Firefox:
– Disabled Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
– Disabled Web Runtime
– Removed Adobe DRM, Pocket, Telemetry, Data collection and Startup profiling
– Allows running of all 64-bit NPAPI plugins
– Allows running of unsigned extensions
– Removed of Sponsored Tiles on New Tab Page
– Addition of locale selector in about:preferences > General
– Bing as the default search engine
– Cookie prompt

The project developer is Alex Kontos.

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