“Mozilla says Firefox Quantum is twice as fast as the version of Firefox released in 2016”
The long-awaited Firefox Quantum browser has been launched. It has been claimed that Quantum is twice as fast as Firefox that was released in 2016. It is less taxing on your computer’s memory and uses 30 percent less than the latest version of Google Chrome.
The remarkable step for Quantum started a couple of years ago, and the unique aspect of Firefox Quantum is that it uses Rust, the programming language that was developed to run parts of a browser in parallel, utilizing multiple CPU cores. Quantum really distinguishes itself because of use of Rust. Quantum has used some extra tricks, like prioritizing the foreground tabs rather than the tabs you’re not looking at, or first loading the content you care about e.g. the article you’re reading rather than the contextual design elements like website logos or ads.
The comparison between Chrome and Firefox Quantum shows a uniqueness that it open ten popular sites. The part of “secret sauce” that makes Quantum perform so well is its brand spanking new CSS engine. The new CSS engine gets exponentially faster when more cores you add into the mix, makes it more exciting. The exciting feature of Quantum that makes it so much pretty is that it comes with some nifty visual tweaks, courtesy of the new Photon UI.
“Photon reflects in the UI what we did in the engine: it feels fast and super responsive. It’s what people will notice, and it wouldn’t be possible without the Quantum enhancements.”
“We released Screenshots in the last Firefox release, and we used our Photon thinking in creating the feature by balancing the UI paradigms that people are familiar with new and novel features that win by saving time for the people that use our product, users find the feature intuitive yet empowering.”
Besides all these points, one of the best reasons to give Firefox Quantum a try is that Mozilla is actually concerned about the privacy of those that use its software. What also sets the new Firefox browser apart is that it’s backed by Mozilla, a not-for-profit, with a mission to keep the internet open and accessible to all. It is not run by the world’s largest advertising company.
“Faster and even more minimalist, Firefox Quantum makes Chrome looks old”,
says Digital Trends.
Now let’s get into how is Firefox Quantum fast for good according to Mozilla,
- 2X Faster: “Crazy powerful browser engine. Less time waiting around for pages to load. The greatest and the fastest browser yet.”
- 30% Lighter than Chrome: “Less memory usage means more space for your computer to keep running smoothly. Your other programs will thank you.”
- Smooth Browsing: “Whether you’ve opened 10 or 1000, switching between tabs is faster than ever with Firefox’s new, responsive engine.”
- Private Browsing: The most powerful private browsing mode with added tracking protection. Firefox blocks online trackers while you browse and won’t remember your history after you’re done.
- Tracking Protection: Some ads have hidden trackers that follow you online. That’s why our powerful tool stops them cold.
- Faster page loading: By blocking some ads and scripts that bog down browsing, pages load up to 44% parser. Now that’s a win-win.
- Screenshots: Uncomplicated Screenshots. Take and share them directly from Firefox. That means no more searching for mysterious file names on your computer.
- Pocket: Built right into the toolbar, it’s the ultimate save-for-later feature. View your articles, videos, and pages across any device.
- Gaming and VR: Engineered for next-gen gaming, Firefox has built-in support for WASM and WebVR. No additional installation needed!
- Library: Save time! Find all your favorite content like Pocket saves, bookmarks, browsing history, screenshots and downloads in one spot.
- Sync your device: Seamlessly access passwords, bookmarks and more. Plus, use our Send Tabs feature to instantly share open tabs between desktop, mobile, and tablet.
Browse for goodFirefox is made by Mozilla, the non-profit champions of a healthy internet. Mozilla also tackles issues like privacy, misinformation and trolling by investing in fellowships, champions and new technologies designed to make the internet healthier.
Willing to try it now? Download Firefox Quantum