Waterfox Could Replace the Firefox Web Browser
Firefox 57 is being released in November. It’s dropping support for legacy add-ons. In the image you’ll see a partial list of mine. If you still want them to work (like I do) you can switch to Firefox ESR. The Extended Support Release, will support legacy add-ons until June 26, 2018.
You can download WaterFox. Waterfox was started back in March 2011 by Alex Kontos, a 16 year old student. He says, 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 I decided to make Waterfox, a 64-Bit browser based on Mozilla’s free and open source platform.”
I download it and installed it. Looks exactly the same as my Firefox. It imported all of the addons, extensions, cookies and themes. Going forward Alex’s Waterfox will continue to support Firefox’s legacy addons and he has no plans on discontinuing this support.
Waterfox is running better than Firefox and my extensions and addons are working fine. It’s faster and smoother. I’ve been having some issues with the new current version of Firefox, version 56. It seems to be slow, clunky and gobbling up memory the longer it runs.
Alex has a support forum on Reddit. You should have a look at it before you install Waterfox, and keep an eye on the forum for any problems and fixes