Mozilla Released Firefox Quantum — Faster, Better and Uses Less RAM Than Chrome

Next-generation browser from Mozilla is finally here — Firefox Quantum — faster and better than Chrome. Available for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Firefox Quantum aka Firefox 57 is the biggest browser update from Mozilla since they launched Firefox 1.0 in 2004. The new Firefox browser guarantees better, faster page loading that uses less computer memory.

Firefox Quantum comes with a whole new user interface — Photon — which gives a modern look to the browser. The most notable feature in Firefox Quantum is its speed and consumption of memory. According to Mozilla, the new Firefox 57 is built on a powerful, new engine that’s built for rapidfire performance gives Firefox Quantum to load multiple numbers of tabs faster without eating your RAM.

Firefox Quantum — a real competitor for Google Chrome

Majority of us loved Chrome to do our daily browsing chores without complaining about its memory hogging feature. Because until now we didn’t have a better replacement for Chrome — and now Firefox Quantum has given us a new option to browse the internet with efficiency.

Compared to Chrome, Firefox Quantum loads web pages 2x faster. Also, we don’t have to worry about opening multiple tabs in our browser because new Firefox is 30% lighter than Chrome and uses less memory. When talking about browser speed, Firefox 57 blocks some ads and scripts that bog down browsing, results to load pages up to 44% faster.

Other Firefox Quantum features:

  • Assigned Google as the default search engine in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • Also more than 60 search providers pre-installed across more than 90 languages
  • A new CSS engine called Stylo to take better advantage of hardware and for low power consumption
  • Integrated with Pocket — lets people save web content for later readings and viewings
  • The most powerful private browsing mode with added tracking protection
  • Firefox Screenshot — a beta program to take quick screenshots without leaving the browser window
  • Built-in support for gaming & VR
  • Sync with all device and Send Tabs feature to instantly share open tabs between desktop, mobile, and tablet

Actually, Firefox 57 project kicked off in 2016 and before final release around 75,342 files changed, 4,888,199 lines were added and 6,886,199 lines were changed. More than 700 authors contributed code to Firefox.

We already installed the new Firefox browser and it amazes us with its speed and performance. And we are sure after using Firefox Quantum, soon you are going to ditch your longtime partner Chrome.

Avinash A
Avinash A
He shares new updates in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning universe. By the way, he is a Biotechnology Engineer.


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