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Firefox has launched an all-new web browser, dubbed Firefox Quantum
Firefox Quantum is the latest web browser from Mozilla.
The new browser boasts some impressive speeds – over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, the company claims.
Mozilla says Firefox Quantum is the technology company’s biggest launch since Firefox 1.0 debuted back in 2004.
Quantum boasts a stylish new design, dubbed Photon UI, which streamlines a number of elements included in previous releases.
Pocket, the read-later client, enjoys an even deeper integration in Firefox Quantum, surfacing recommendations alongside your most visited pages.
But by far and away the biggest selling point of Firefox Quantum is its speed.
Firefox Quantum sports an entirely new design and lightning-fast new engine
Mozilla says Quantum is faster to load a number of popular websites than rival browser Google Chrome. These include Wikipedia, Bing, Tumblr and Shutterstock.
Firefox uses around 30 per cent less memory than Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari on Windows operating systems, the company adds.
In real-world use, this should result in you being able to run around 30 per cent more tabs without your browser crashing or slowing.
Mozilla says it has taken a year to put together its all-new web browser.
Quantum lets you pick which search engine to use whenever you start to type a query
Firefox Quantum is the result of around 700 authors across the globe contributing code to the browser since August 6th 2017.
Firefox Vice President of Product, Nick Nguyen told Mashable: "My biggest fear is that people won't try it.”
"It's like any release – you do this to make people's lives better.
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“If people aren't using your product, you don't have an opportunity to do that.
"Today, people use Firefox as their secondary browser. We think it's good enough to be your first browser.”