Firefox Quantum Doubles Browser Speeds – Is It Faster Than Chrome?

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Firefox Quantum Doubles Browser Speeds - Is It Faster Than Chrome?

Source: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/09/26/firefox-quantum-beta-developer-edition/

To test the new Mozilla web browser, Firefox Quantum, and find out if it’s a match for Google, you can download its beta version. The latest version has a simpler logo than the early versions of the browser.

The upcoming version is a “big leap forward, ” and it’s fighting against Google Chrome’s dominance.

Those who have used it noticed that it’s a lot faster in starting up and loading pages. It allows your online browsing a lot easier.

“Last October we announced Project Quantum, our effort to create a next-generation engine for modern computers, by leveraging technology from our Servo research project. Since then, our engineering team has been relentless in their focus on making Firefox incredibly fast. Already this year we’ve launched several major improvements to Firefox that have it made it better than ever. For example, we’ve transformed Firefox to run using multiple processes, striking the “just right” balance between speed and memory usage. In addition, we’ve launched game-changing features like WebAssembly and WebVR, enabling super fast, near-native performance for web apps on the desktop and on VR headsets.” – Nick Nguyen 

Firefox Quantum uses 30 percent less memory. Although it can’t declare victory over Chrome yet, it’s undeniably faster than its old Firefox version.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Internet users opt for Google Chrome. But there’s no reason for you not to use Safari, Edge, Firefox and other browsers. They challenge one another by improving their web features. Most of them speed up their web apps.

Firefox Quantum includes a lot of improvements. One of them is Quantum Flow, which ended various performance bugs. Quantum CSS or Style enhances website formatting. The new version has a new interface as well. It’s called Photon. In here, it no longer uses rounded tabs. But it adds a page action menu on the address bar.

“With the new design, Firefox leaps ahead with a new interface that reflects today’s reality of High DPI displays and users who are more task focused than they’ve ever been. We’re confident that with Photon, Firefox Quantum users will be impressed by the modern new design that puts their needs first. Photon doesn’t just look good, it’s also smarter. If you’re using Photon on a Windows PC with a touch display, the menus change size based on whether you click with a mouse or touch with a finger.”

Pocket users will be happy to know that Firefox Quantum has a built-in Pocket bookmarking service. There’s also a screenshot tool that generates a site link so you can share what you see on the web with your friends through email or Twitter.

Two decades ago, Internet Explorer defeated Netscape Navigator, an ancestor of Firefox. But Microsoft failed to update its IE after that victory. 

As a result, Mozilla started a project and released Firefox 1.0. It reignited browser competition. Mozilla hopes for similar success with the latest version.

But it’ll be tough to compete with Google Chrome. Its team has deep talent who works hard to ensure that Google Chrome continues to dominate.


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Author: Jane Danes

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