The Lightning Fast Browser

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Version 40.1.0 (November 2015)


Everything you’ll need to get started.

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If you want to fork Waterfox or simply view the source then we're hosted on GitHub.

Our Offical Sub Reddit

If you have a question or simply want to see what other users are saying, then you can talk to us on our official sub reddit.

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All the changes, all the tweaks and all the magic can be found in our Documentation

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README = open('README.rst').read()

    description='Generic command line command dispatching framework.',
    license='MPL 2.0',

Your Favourite Sites

All your favourite sites… faster.

About Waterfox

How and why Waterfox is here…

Waterfox was started back in March 2011 by Alex Kontos, a then 16 year old student. He had a fascination for the web and wanted to help expand on the ideals of what Mozilla had for a free and open web. And so he made Waterfox, a 64-Bit browser based on Mozilla's free and open source platform.

Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.

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What makes Waterfox so fast? It's built with Intel's C++ compiler. One of the most powerful compilers out there. This enables us to make the fastest possible web browser for all the code changes we make. This potent combination makes for an unparalleled browsing experience.

See what others are saying

I promise these weren't cherry picked…

"Waterfox Browser could be a genuine alternative to Chrome and Firefox… Let's find out! #BrowserWars"

Matt Litherland


UI/UX Designer

"had never heard of WaterFox before but... it's a thing!"

David Walsh


Mozilla Sr. Web Developer

"Finally found an alternative to @firefox that supports Adobe Flash without all the errors - @Waterfoxproject works just wonderfully :)"

Gaming Gibberish


Gaming Enthusiast

"Best browser ever! It's Mozilla Firefox, but faster and made for 64-bit computers! Follow them: @Waterfoxproject"

zebra man


Waterfox User

"Fox Haven endorses @Waterfoxproject as our official browser. Once you start using this, @googlechrome just looks like #GoogleRust."

Fox Haven


Waterfox User

"Recently installed @Waterfoxproject. Really nice browser. Great performance."

Nate Jones


Waterfox User