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Mozilla launches Firefox Quantum

2017-11-14 13:12 by
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Mozilla released today the next version of its Firefox browser, called Quantum. After two months of beta testing, the 57th version of the browser is already available for public consumpton.

Mozilla says Firefox Quantum is twice as fast as the versions of Firefox released in 2016. Moreover, it's less taxing on your computer's memory, and purportedly uses 30 percent less than the latest version of Google Chrome.

But where the company hopes its browser will stand out the most is in the interface. The company extensively researched the way users navigate browsers, and Firefox Quantum has a number of small, but significant features.

"This story starts a couple of years ago. Probably the most unique aspect of Firefox Quantum, our secret sauce, is its use of Rust, the programming language that we developed, to run parts of the browser in parallel (e.g CSS engine), utilizing multiple CPU cores," Nick Nguyen, Vice President of Product at Firefox said.

"We looked at real world hardware to make Firefox look great on any display, and we made sure that Firefox looks and works like Firefox regardless of the device you're using," SVP Mark Mayo explains in a post. "Our designers created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future."

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