Waterfox was one of the first browsers widely distributed in 64 bits on the Web and quickly gained a faithful follow-up. At one time, Waterfox had one thing in mind: speed, but now, Waterfox is also trying to be an ethical and user-oriented browser

Waterfox the  Best alternative to Firefox

Waterfox was one of the first browsers widely distributed in 64 bits on the Web and quickly gained a faithful follow-up. At one time, Waterfox had one thing in mind: speed, but now, Waterfox is also trying to be an ethical and user-oriented browser
Waterfox, the blue fox
Hello,
Do you know Waterfox? (Its icon resembles that of Firefox but stylized in blue)
Waterfox started in March 2011 by myself (Alex Kontos), a 16-year-old student. I had a fascination with the web and wanted to help develop the ideals of what Mozilla had done for a free and open web. And so I decided to make Waterfox, a 64-bit browser based on Mozilla's free and open source platform.

Waterfox was one of the first browsers widely distributed in 64 bits on the Web and quickly gained a faithful follow-up. At one time, Waterfox had one thing in mind: speed, but now, Waterfox is also trying to be an ethical and user-oriented browser

Waterfox focuses on choosing users while helping to make the world better . Watefox is a partner of Ecosia, A search engine that sports trees with its generated revenue. The browser itself is focused on powerful users, which allows you to make important decisions. There is no whitelist plugin, you can run the extensions you want and absolutely no data or telemetry is returned to Mozilla or the Waterfox project. 

This new browser is probably the alternative to Firefox you were looking for.
Main Features:
  • Built with Clang-cl on Windows
  • No Adobe DRM
  • No Pocket
  • No data collection
  • Run all 64-bit plugins from Firefox
  • Execute all Firefox add-ons (even unsigned!)
  • Support for Windows XP 64-bit
  • More under the hood ...
Source translation official site: https://www.waterfoxproject.org
Note: Waterfox only exists in 64Bit version, for Windows / MAC / Linux, so you will not be able to install it on a 32Bit OS
In computer jargon Waterfox is a " fork " of Firefox, ie it was created from the source code of Firefox, but there are others, each with specificities:
  • CyberFox (secure version like Waterfox , but according to some info Cyberfox will not be further developed in 12 months )
  • Pale Moon (Uses mainly the old graphical interface, that of Firefox 28, in place of the Australis appeared on Firefox 29)
  • Tor Browser (Browser that uses the anonymous TOR network, it is based on Firefox ESR ( E xtended S upport R elease))
  • GNU IceCat (formerly Iceweasel for Debian)
  • Swiftweasel (for Linux only)
  • Comodo Dragon & IceDragon (Versions developed by Commodo Group(specializing in computer security)

Creation of a Waterforx Profile independent of Firefox:

The installation is done in English by default but by going in the Options one can put the interface in French which is integrated.
Waterfox was one of the first browsers widely distributed in 64 bits on the Web and quickly gained a faithful follow-up. At one time, Waterfox had one thing in mind: speed, but now, Waterfox is also trying to be an ethical and user-oriented browser
Waterfox, although installed in a directory in its name, uses by default the same profile as Firefox, which is easy to circumvent by creating a " special Waterfox " profile as follows:
  • Open the profile manager by typing Firefox.exe -P (P = profilmanager) in the " run " dialog box (in principle, the existing Firefox profile bears the sweet name of " default-xxxxxx "), Have renamed.
  • Create a new profile, which you will call for example Waterfox (by importing all your data, favorites etc., this will avoid having to do everything again, and you will always be able to do "cleaning" if necessary)
  • Leave the default profile to " default-xxxxxx ", then click " Quit "
All you have to do is change the launching shortcut so that Firefox launches the " default-xxxxxx " profile by clicking on the Firefox icon, so that the Waterfox shortcut (s)
On all your shortcuts Launch Firefox replace the launch command with: "C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Mozilla Firefox \ Firefox.exe " -P "default-xxxxxx" if your Firefox is in 32Bits
On all your waterfox launch shortcuts replace : "C: \ Program Files \ Mozilla Firefox \ waterfox.exe " -P "Mozilla Firefox"

And here from there Waterfox will have its own profile even if there will always be located in C:
\ Users \ * name * \ AppData \ Roaming \ Mozilla \ Firefox \ Profiles It will be completely independent of Firefox even at the level of the version numbers used.

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