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|Original author(s)||Alexandros Kontos, Adam Wood|
|Developer(s)||Alexandros Kontos, System1|
|Initial release||27 March 2011|
|Stable release||G3.2.2 (4 June 2021)|
|Operating system||Windows 7 or later, Mac, Linux, Android|
|Platform||x64, ARM64, PPC64LE|
|Type||Web browser, mobile web browser, feed reader|
Waterfox is an open-source web browser for x64, ARM64, and PPC64LE systems. It is intended to be ethical and (in Waterfox Classic) maintain support for legacy extensions dropped by Firefox, from which it is forked. There are official releases for Windows (including a portable version), Mac OS, Linux and Android in two versions: Classic and Current.
Waterfox is based on Firefox (and uses Firefox's engine) and is compiled using various compilers and using Intel's Math Kernel Library, Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 and Advanced Vector Extensions.[not verified in body] Linux builds are built with Clang on all architectures other than PPC64LE. Waterfox Classic is continuing to support the long-standing XUL and XPCOM add-on capability that Firefox removed in version 57.
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Waterfox was first released by Alex Kontos on March 27, 2011 for 64-bit Windows. The Mac build was introduced on May 14, 2015 with the release of version 38.0, the Linux build was introduced on December 20, 2016 with the release of version 50.0, and the Android build was first introduced in version 55.2.2. Version 29.0, released on July 22, 2015, had a build for iOS.
From May 12, 2015 to November 12, 2015, Waterfox had its own exclusive charity search-engine called "Storm". After using Ecosia as the default search-engine for a brief time, it now defaults to using Bing.
On May 7, 2019, with version 68.0a1, the first alpha version of the next generation of Waterfox was released based on Mozilla's Quantum project (used in Firefox versions 57 and later), which would be named Waterfox Current.
In October 2019, the naming scheme of releases changed to follow the syntax YYYY.MM.X for future releases, where X indicates incremental hotfixes. There was also a division into two branches, classic and current.
In November 2020, Waterfox G3 was released. It is based on Firefox 78 ESR.
Edited: 2021-06-18 12:38:39