Firefox's Quantum Browser Delivers Faster Performance, Lower RAM Usage

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Firefox Quantum 57 Is Here To Kill Google Chrome: Download For Windows, Mac, Linux

Those who already use Firefox should receive an automatic upgrade to Quantum after restarting their browser. It also has faster CSS engine, Stylo, for parallel processing.

Mozilla says that Firefox Quantum will feel speedier when you browse your favorite websites, thanks to faster page loading, smoother scrolling, and a more responsive user interface. Mozilla's removed the controversial rounded tabs that have proved unpopular with users since their introduction.

The optimization to make Firefox Quantum run as smoothly as it does is carried out through a brand new GPU-accelerated rendering engine that was written in Rust named "WebRender". As before, you can sync passwords, bookmarks, and other data between Firefox installs on different devices, and the Send Tabs feature lets you instantly share open tabs between your computer, mobile, and tablet.

The Quantum name signals Firefox 57 is a huge release that incorporates the company's next-generation browser engine (Project Quantum).

Three years ago, in 2014, Mozilla partnered with Yahoo to become the default search engine on their popular browser.

You can snag the new browser from Mozilla's site.

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In spite of going up against Google in the program space, Firefox resorts to utilizing Google as the default internet searcher in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Chrome's US market share has since doubled to about 60 percent, according to data from analytics provider StatCounter, with Mozilla, Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp browsers capturing the rest. The past few years haven't been a high point for Mozilla and its community. The company said 369 bugs related to performance and responsiveness have been fixed, along with 1,190 software bugs "related to the user experience".

Business users will be able to share screenshots directly from Firefox, instead of having to save and then locate an image file before sharing.

Security and privacy are also a focus of Firefox Quantum. They sound pretty major, and I have a habit if keeping 10-20 tabs open at once all day long, so the speed increase and memory usage reduction over Chrome should help.

"In a year from now, it will be the same all over again", Gold said, referring to Firefox's minor player status.

As for the Photon UI, this will be rolled out to Firefox browsers on iOS and Android too.

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