Firefox 57 “Quantum” Web Browser Now Available to Download, Here’s What’s New

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

While the world waits eagerly for Mozilla to officially unveil the new Firefox Quantum web browser on November 14, 2017, you can download it right now for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows PCs.

The biggest new feature of the Firefox 57.0 “Quantum” web browser is a major visual redesign that was developed by Mozilla as the Photon project and active on the Nightly channel until now. This makes the web browser two times faster than Firefox 49.0, according to Mozilla’s development team.

“Firefox Quantum is roughly 2X faster than Firefox 49 on the Speedometer 2.0 benchmark, thanks to its new CSS engine, its “just right” multi-process architecture, the way it prioritizes your active tab, and much more,” reads the preliminary release notes for Firefox 57.0 beta.

Other than that, Firefox Quantum comes with AMD VP9 hardware video decoder support for better video playback and lower power consumption, sup… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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