The Browser Wars seems like such a quaint concept these days, like the Cola Wars or caring about how many MP3s you own. Most people decided on their favorite web browser ages ago and tend not to switch.
That said, if you are a Firefox user or just keep it around as a backup for the times when Safari, Chrome or Microsoft Edge aren’t working, you should take a look at Quantum, the latest version of Firefox (version 57.0 if you’re counting).
Mozilla, the group behind Firefox, says that the two biggest changes in this revamp of the software is the speed at which it loads web pages and the amount of memory the program uses, so that it doesn’t bog down the rest of what your computer is doing.
Those are two very compelling reason to at least give it a try and in an informal test, I found Firefox to be indeed speedy on its feet, loading bloated web pages quickly. Quantum also has improved features for capturing screenshots, saving bookmarks and web pages you want to read later, and under-the-hood support for games and virtual-reality applications.
Is it faster than, say, Chrome? Not everyone agrees, with some tests showing that Chrome is still plenty fast in comparison. But if you’ve been feeling your browser is letting you down lately, you should definitely take a look at Firefox Quantum and see if it feels faster for you.
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