Firefox Quantum Surpasses Chrome In Speed

Firefox Quantum Surpasses Chrome In Speed

Mozilla first previewed Firefox Quantum last fall. Since then, the browser has been getting better and better. Firefox was once the most popular third-party browser, but Google Chrome took over shortly after it’s release in 2008. Now Mozilla wants the crown back. While Chrome still leads in number of downloads, the latest version of Firefox uses much less memory than Chrome on Windows and Linux, as depicted by the chart above. On the Mac, they’re about a dead heat, both significantly outperforming Safari. Mozilla has plans to continue improving performance and minimizing resources hoping users will switch just for the speed boost. In this age of over-complicated web pages, that may be a valid strategy.

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