Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers today. A while ago, it was the most popular browser for desktop PCs. However, today it holds up to 10% of the global share usage (desktop) and a bit more than 5% for handheld devices.
Quantum is a project, which aims to be the next-generation web browser engine for current and future Firefox browsers. It is the first engine that uses multi-core processor power.
It is not just a performance-related engine, it also includes User Interface and User Experience improvements as well.
Thanks to the careful development, Quantum is capable to cleverly allocate system resource. This means that Firefox uses less RAM than before and it is going to improve over time for sure.
Add-ons and Security
The browser engine is written from the scratch, meaning that add-ons are not working as with Gecko-based engine.
It uses new web-based add-on engine and some of the most popular and exclusive add-ons for Firefox might not be available. This is because it has a new API with a lot more limitations to Firefox core and functions.
Firefox Quantum is built with a lot of privacy protection features. It has integrated phishing website protection and an effective pop-up and advertisement blocker as well. You can deeply customize the browser’s security settings in the options.
Mozilla Firefox PROS
- It uses fast, powerful and modern Quantum browser engine,
- Smart RAM usage and fast load times,
- Thousands of available add-ons,
- You can easily customize its GUI,
- Advanced synchronization options
Mozilla Firefox CONS
- Extensions allow less access to new API
Mozilla Firefox is extremely easy to use and fast, that makes it our top pick for the web browser. When we add customization options, a lot of available settings and clean user interface, this browser is really effective in most cases.
- User Interface - 9/109/10
- Functionality - 8/108/10
- Speed - 8/108/10
Mozilla Firefox is one of the oldest and most popular web browsers today. It is powered by a new and improved Quantum engine, which is faster than the previous Gecko engine more than 2 times, according to Mozilla.