Post updated November 15th, 2017 at 02:59 pm
Firefox may not be quite as popular as other browsers like Google Chrome, but Firefox Quantum might just change that. Not only is it touted to be the fastest version of Firefox yet, Quantum also uses less RAM than its competition.
According to Mozilla, Quantum is “built on a completely overhauled core engine,” and it’s claimed to be twice as fast as Firefox from six months ago. The user interface has been refreshed too, which is said to be faster and smoother than ever before.
But Quantum’s biggest selling point may be the fact that it uses RAM more efficiently than Chrome, which is notorious for being a resource hog. In The Verge’s experience, Quantum doesn’t use as much memory when opening multiple tabs in comparison to Chrome. We imagine those who are using older machines will benefit the most from this.
More than 7000 authors contributed code to making Quantum a reality, and it was in the works for about a year. There are “many, many performance improvements” in Quantum’s core, and it does seem to be a very polished browser.
If you’d like to give Firefox Quantum a try, you can download it for free here.
(Source: Mozilla Blog)