Introducing the new Firefox Quantum : Why you should be using Firefox Quantum Browser

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Mozilla announced a brand new browser today called Firefox Quantum . Designed on a completely new web engine, Mozilla claims that its new browser will not only outpace Chrome, but crush it in terms of memory use.

1. 2X times faster than previous Firefox Browser.
2. 30% better performance than Google Chrome.
3. Smooth Browsing..
4. Great User Interface.

From the Mozilla official blog it says.
"It’s fast. Really fast. Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology stolen from our advanced research group, and graced with a beautiful new look designed 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. Your computer will thank you. "
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.

The Motion Mark benchmark, ran on a beta version of Firefox Quantum.

Google's Chrome browser is known for using up gobs of RAM, especially once you start to accumulate tabs. Firefox claims that Quantum will be able to handle an equal amount of punishment while using 30 percent less memory than Chrome—a joy for all the tab fiends out there.

mozilla firefox quantum performance
From Mozilla official blog

Aside from a smaller memory footprint, Quantum renders pages with lightning speed. Mozilla claims that Quantum is twice as fast as Firefox 52 in Speedometer 2.0, but doesn't boast about Quantum's speed against Chrome. In my quick test, Quantum seems to load pages on par with the latest Chrome 62—but that may be due to my insane internet connection.

Here’s a look at the new Firefox browser in action:


It is one of the biggest Firefox update since the initial launch in 2004.

Things you will notice after Installing the new Firefox Quantum browser.

1. Its faster.

2. The new user interface (UI),called as the Photon , and its goal is to modernize and unify anything that we call Firefox while taking advantage of the speedy new engine. YPhoton UI itself is incredibly fast and smooth. To create Photon, mozilla user research team studied how people browsed the web.

3. created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future.

4. Pocket integration goes one step further, which includes Pocket recommendations alongside your most visited pages.

pocket in the new firefox quantum

More than 700 authors contributed code to Firefox since the August 6th release.
80 volunteer contributors from all over the world .

How many ways can you customize the toolbar in the new Firefox?

There are 265,252,859,191,742,656,903,069,040,640,000 more ways to customize the new Firefox toolbar right out of the box!

Some other Interesting features in Firefox Quantum
  • Screenshots
  • Pocket
  • Library
  • Gaming & VR

David Bryant in Mozilla Tech medium blog says:

"We wanted Firefox to be faster. Much faster. But it’s not enough to just be fast — our goal was to make an overall better browser for the user. Why have all that speed if you’re not going to put it where the user wants it most? "

Check out the new Firefox browser on Windows, Mac or Linux . The new appearance will also be available on iOS and Android .

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  1. Curious - will my current Firefox auto-update to this version or do I have to do that manually?

    1. I did it manually. I dont think it is auto-update. Not sure though.

  2. Well, I suppose / hope they won't force the upgrade to users, because that will break / deactivate (more than) half of their extensions, something that isn't mentioned in this article...
    They changed the way extensions work, and if authors didn't update / adapt, they will be marked as obsolete.
    This includes Greasemonkey and TabMixPlus, probably too intimate with the old interface (UI / internals).

    1. I mean when developer hugely rely upon the browser, shoudnt they be willing to adapt for the new changes. New update was announced long back. Project Quantum had large part of code to be re-written for better performance and different UI.

  3. Just loving the new firefox quantum.

  4. One of the first things you might notice when you fire up Firefox Quantum is the new logo. It’s livelier than it used to be, a bit more colorful, and a lot more modern, like the browser itself.

    1. Ya ofcourse, the new logo looks modern.


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