Mozilla reboots with Firefox 57


FF57 puts Mozilla on a comeback path. All told, the team turned 75 percent of the code inside out – equivalent to seven million lines of code – and the software shows this at every turn. In terms of technology, Mozilla advertises that the new browser is twice as fast as Firefox 52 but requires 30 percent less main memory. However, the Mozilla browser has only just made up the gap with its competitors from Mountain View and Redmond. FF57 levels the playing field and joins the ranks of modern browser architectures. However, it remains to be seen whether the changes will be sufficient to win back old users and attract new ones.

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