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Mozilla's new Firefox Quantum browser is looking to give Chrome some competition

Mozilla's new Firefox Quantum browser is looking to give Chrome some competition”

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

On top of performance, the company promises a new sleek interface that promotes intelligent browsing.

Firefox Quantum is out now and works across Windows, Mac and Linux with the new look rolling out on iOS and Android too. Quantum will leverage the fearless concurrency of Rust and high-performance components of Servo to bring more parallelization and GPU offloading to Firefox. In other words, it's a major platform that web developers target - even in a world increasingly dominated by mobile apps. Really fast. Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from six months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology stolen from our advanced research group, and graced with a handsome new look created to get out of the way and let you do what you do best: surf a ton of pages, open a zillion tabs, all guilt free because Firefox Quantum uses less memory than the competition.

You can find out full details about the new Firefox Quantum over at Mozilla at the link below, it is now available to download.

What are your views on Firefox Quantum? But since the last couple of years, Mozilla is working hard to give back Firefox the position it once had. When you open a new tab, you'll see now trending web pages recommended by Pocket users so you won't miss out on what's hot online, as well as your top sites.

You can check out Mozilla's tests here and technical background here. We call this initiative Photon, and its goal is to modernize and unify anything that we call Firefox while taking advantage of the speedy new engine. "Our designers created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future". If you use Quantum 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.

The new, minimalist design introduces square tabs, smooth animations, and a Library, which provides quick access to your saved stuff: bookmarks, Pocket, history, downloads, tabs, and screenshots.



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