Mozilla adds multiprocessing with Electrolysis in Firefox 54


According to software developer Ronan Cremin, an average website's volume has more than tripled over the past six years [12]. Accessing such a website today loads a volume of data comparable to downloading the compressed setup of the computer game Doom. The new Multiprocess Firefox 54 is now finally adapting to this development. Anyone who works with tabs a lot and jumps back and forth between Firefox, Chrome, and other browsers will certainly notice the improvements.

However, a lot still needs to be done: In this test, Electrolysis occasionally crashed browser tabs, and numerous incompatible extensions [13] still exist, so the "best Firefox ever" still has room to improve – especially considering how Phoenix and Firebird (Firefox has had to change its name several times) released users from IE's clutches. But in any case, this is the right path.

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