Firefox 57 brings Project Quantum to the masses

Firefox 57 brings Project Quantum to the masses

Firefox Quantum also includes native support for WASM and WebVR to empire next generation gaming.

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.

"Anyone who downloads this version, which is so advanced we call it "Firefox Quantum", simply can't help but notice the speed, performance improvements, and the responsively slick new UI", wrote David Bryant in a Medium post Tuesday. But those were just the tip of the iceberg. The site for the new version also touts the updated browser's aggressive tracking protection and built-in ad- and script-blocking features. In other words, it's a major platform that web developers target - even in a world increasingly dominated by mobile apps.

Mozilla's engineers totally rebuilt the core engine, giving it brand new "guts", and interacting with 7 million lines of code in the process.

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Firefox Quantum, also called Firefox 57, has a new user interface that gives it a more modern look. A comparison video produced by Mozilla shows that Firefox Quantum can load certain popular websites such as Wikipedia faster than Google Inc.'s market leading Chrome. This lower memory footprint is most noticeable when opening multiple tabs (which all of us frequently do), as users won't see a drag on performance or crippling memory and CPU usage that can often cripple Chrome. "No other browser can do this", Mozilla claims. The company claims its newest browser is over twice as fast as the version from 6 months ago thanks to both a new, multi-core CSS engine, tab prioritization and the elimination of bugs that were weighing the software down.

Quiz: What do you know about Mozilla Firefox? "In fact, nearly 75% of the Firefox code was impacted all to give you a browser that is fast, intuitive and modern on all of your devices". "You guessed it: the Photon UI itself is incredibly fast and smooth".

And out of the box, it looks great, is super fast, and quite responsive. The company explained how when used on a Windows device with a touch display, it automatically adjusts the menu to suit how you might use that display. It also comes with integrations with read-it-later service, Pocket.

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