The Mozilla Firefox Quantum Browser has been officially released

Will this update convince you to use Firefox?

The Firefox Quantum Browser has now launched

The Firefox Quantum Browser has now launched

Today marks the launch of Mozilla Firefox version 57, the first mainstream release of Firefox Quantum. This new version of Firefox offers users increased levels of browser performance, adding new functionality while also making better use of CPU, GPU and memory resources to conserve battery life and allow more computational resources to be used for other applications. 

Firefox Quantum is a newly rewritten version of Firefox that is designed with parallelism in mind, making the browser more efficient when using multi-core systems. Mozilla also has plans to introduce new forms of GPU acceleration in the future, with hopes of increasing their browser's efficiency and speed further. 

Mozilla claims that this new browser offers a 2x increase in browsing speed than Firefox 52 (Using the Speedometer 2.0 benchmark), while also decreasing the browser's memory usage. This is great news for those who are using older systems to browse the web, particularly those with lower amounts of system memory. 

The Firefox Quantum Browser has now launched

 

  

In Mozilla's own testing they found that Firefox Quantum was able to use 30% less RAM than Chrome when using the atsy project (GitHub), which consists of 30 open tabs. This is a huge resource saving, making Firefox much more appealing for those with lower-end systems. 

You can join the discussion on Mozilla Firefox Quantum on the OC3D Forums.

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14-11-2017, 09:51:46

VonBlade
Once they broke the extensions that are important for those of us who use the internet for more nefarious purposes than regular people, I stopped paying attention.

The move to chrome-esque view was bad enough. This whole redefining is pointless until they stop dicking about with extensions.Quote

14-11-2017, 10:45:15

wozza365
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Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post
Once they broke the extensions that are important for those of us who use the internet for more nefarious purposes than regular people, I stopped paying attention.

The move to chrome-esque view was bad enough. This whole redefining is pointless until they stop dicking about with extensions.
The move to WebExtensions was inevitable and they'd have only been left behind otherwise. Though a more graceful end to traditional Firefox extensions would have been good.

The idea however, is that extensions will be cross compatible with all major browsers, potentially even on mobile browsers!Quote

14-11-2017, 11:20:23

AngryGoldfish
I had so many performance issues with Firefox. Moving to Chrome mitigated almost all of them. It was so much smoother. I missed certain features from Firefox, but Chrome had its own benefits. I'm contented at the moment. Chrome Sync is causing Malware Bytes to register a fault, but other than that it's working smoothly.Quote

14-11-2017, 15:51:22

notcool
Might check it out though I am pretty happy using Brave at the minute very sleek browser.Quote

14-11-2017, 18:15:12

Digikid
I use only Firefox and look forward to using this new version. IMHO anything is better than that spyware Chrome.Quote
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