Did you ditch Firefox a while ago after feeling that it had been slowing down compared to rival browsers like Chrome? Mozilla is determined to win you back. As promised, it simply released Firefox Quantum (aka Firefox 57) — and it guarantees to be abundant quicker than you are wont to. the corporate claims its newest browser is over doubly as quick as the version from 6 months ago due to both a new, multi-core CSS engine, tab prioritization and also the elimination of bugs that were weighing the software down. whether or not it’s really faster depends on the sites you are visiting, but it will appear snappy in some fast testing.
Thankfully, Quantum does not lean exclusively on speed to draw you in. there is a new interface that is both more efficient (Lots of visual worms have been removed) and should look sharp on very high-resolution displays. It should be better at scaling in the future, to boot. And if it wasn’t already clear that Mozilla owns Pocket, it is now. when you open a new tab, you will see like Pocket’s story suggestions besides shortcuts to your most visited sites.
The new version is available currently for Linux, mac and Windows users. whether or not it moves the needle is another matter. The Browser usage share is relatively stable for a moment, especially for Firefox (about 13.1 % as of Oct, according to NetMarketshare) and for Chrome (59.8 percent). In other words, browser habits are relatively entrenched — it’d take a fundamental modification in user perception for those numbers to shift in a significant approach. Quantum is one of the largest improvements to Firefox in recent times, though. And if nothing else, the speed boost and UI tweaks could facilitate Mozilla keep users that would otherwise have jumped ship.