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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 01:26 PM

I am trying the new browser offered from Mozilla.  So far it is a good bit faster than Firefox nearly all the same features.

 

We will see how it goes.  I run no script on both firefox and waterfox. when I come to Bleeping computer the site says I need to enable Java script.  I do not remember having to do that before.  Guess I need to add BC to the exceptions list.


Edited by Orange Blossom, 24 December 2015 - 02:27 PM.
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Posted 24 December 2015 - 02:29 PM

I've always had to allow Bleeping Computer in NoScript.  I'll have to experiment with WaterFox as well.  I hadn't heard of that one yet.

 

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 02:40 PM

I just discovered something: WaterFox is specifically for 64-bit systems, so if you're running a 32-bit system, this browser won't work for you.

 

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 03:00 PM

I am running 64 bit which is why I decided to try it. Firefox the dl said it was 64 bit but in firefox properties it shows it is 32 bit. Do not know why but it does run ok. Probably because of legacy compatibility.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 03:03 PM

32 bit applications and software will run fine on 64 bit computers but not the other way around.  It has to do with how memory is used.  Mostly, I posted that note above for other readers who may want to try WaterFox but have 32 bit systems, like I do.

 

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 02:07 PM

By the way anyone wanting to try Waterfox it is worth a look see.  Works really well so far.


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