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Old 11-17-11, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default Waterfox 8.0 Final (64 bit Firefox)

I came to browsed for news and noticed Waterfox I never heard of.

Waterfox is basically a 64 bit Firefox build compiled from source code.

I was surprised to find Waterfox 4 in their download page made me wondered why on earth Modzilla still not released 64 bit Firefox build but had completed 64 bit released source codes of Firefox 8, 7, 6, 5 and 4?

I went to Modzilla forum and found this:

No, the earliest 64-bit version would be Firefox 10.0 - but only if a 64-bit build moves from Nightly to Aurora next week.

Development builds start as Nightly, then move to Aurora, then to Beta, then to being a Release version. No Aurora build and it stays as a Nightly - two versions from Release.

What a stupid move, Modzilla kept lied and lied all the time claimed when Firefox 4 released it would have first 64 bit version but it continued to dragged on through Firefox 5, 6 and said it would be released on 7. So still no 64 bit version for Firefox 8 and I dont think they will release 64 bit Firefox when it hit 10.0. It still stuck in Nightly builds for 2 years now.

Screwed you Modzilla.

If you want 64 bit released build of Firefox now, go get Waterfox.

Here the updated HTML5 benchmark results:

Waterfox 8 64 bit Score: 2045 Total CPU Time: 167.13s, Total Lag: 803ms
Firefox 8 32bit Score: 2147 Total CPU Time: 175.00s, Total Lag: 475ms
Firefox Nightly build 11.0a1 32bit Score: 2295 Total CPU Time: 173.07s, Total Lag: 198ms
Firefox Nightly build 11.0a1 64bit Score: 2039 Total CPU Time: 158.38s, Total Lag: 924ms
itouch 4G iOS 5 Safari Score: 1667 Total CPU Time: 215.97s, Total Lag: 1350ms
Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 2.3.4 Firefox 8 Score: 2258 Total CPU Time: 143.14s, Total Lag: 645ms
Google Chrome 15.0.874.120 m 32bit Score: 4172 Total CPU Time: 24.48s, Total Lag: 832ms
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 32bit Score: 7120 Total CPU Time: 18.04s, Total Lag: 61ms
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 64bit Score: 5575 Total CPU Time: 30.01s, Total Lag: 61ms
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