How Firefox got fast again
mardi 14 novembre 2017, 00:04 , par OS News
People have noticed that Firefox is fast again.
Over the past seven months, weâ€™ve been rapidly replacing major parts of the engine, introducing Rust and parts of Servo to Firefox. Plus, weâ€™ve had a browser performance strike force scouring the codebase for performance issues, both obvious and non-obvious.
We call this Project Quantum, and the first general release of the reborn Firefox Quantum comes out tomorrow.
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But this doesnâ€™t mean that our work is done. It doesnâ€™t mean that todayâ€™s Firefox is as fast and responsive as itâ€™s going to be.
So, letâ€™s look at how Firefox got fast again and where itâ€™s going to get faster.
I should definitely give Firefox another try - I've tried it over the years but it always felt a little sluggish compared to the competition. Chrome's gotten way too fat over the years, so I've resorted to using Edge on my main computer lately - it isn't perfect, but it it sure is fast, and places very little strain on my machine. I want my browser to get out of my way, and gobbling up processor cycles is exactly not that.
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