Pale Moon 11.0

Pale Moon is a custom-built and optimized Firefox-based browser for Windows operating systems with current, high performance processors. It looks identical to the standard Firefox browser and supports Firefox extensions, themes and identities.

Features:

  • Highly optimized for modern processors
  • 100% Firefox sourced: As safe as the browser that has seen years of development.
  • Uses slightly less memory because of disabled redundant and optional code
  • Significant speed increases for page drawing and script processing
  • Stability: experience fewer browser crashes.
  • Support for SVG and Canvas, and downloadable fonts including WOFF
  • Support for HTML5 and WebGL (v4+)
  • Support for Firefox extensions (add-ons), themes and personas
  • Support for OOPP (Out-of-process plugin execution)
  • Able to use existing Firefox bookmarks and settings with this migration tool

Pale Moon 11.0 is a new major release building on the Firefox 11 code base. This sees many, many bugfixes and a good number of performance improvements that would be too extensive to list in detail. Full details can be found in the Release notes.

Download setup: Pale Moon 11.0 | 11.8 MB (Freeware)
Download portable: Pale Moon 11.0 | 15.2 MB
Download: Pale Moon 11.0 x64 | 14.0 MB
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It's good, but I have 2 major problems with this.

1) It's not open-source. Who knows if there's a data-stealer/keylogger inside it.

2) All this wasted effort could easily go towards Mozilla themselves. Why make your own version when you could just as easily contribute to Mozilla. Heck, the guys doing this should be hired by the Firefox team.

BBgamer said,
It's good, but I have 2 major problems with this.

1) It's not open-source. Who knows if there's a data-stealer/keylogger inside it.

2) All this wasted effort could easily go towards Mozilla themselves. Why make your own version when you could just as easily contribute to Mozilla. Heck, the guys doing this should be hired by the Firefox team.

Don't have a good malware scanner program, huh?

That analogy of the Palemoon team joining Mozilla would be about the same as all the different varieties of Linux coming together under one OS. Isn't going to happen and doesn't really make any sense.

Doesn't seem like either of those browsers use as much memory as other people say, on my machines.

cork1958 said,
Doesn't seem like either of those browsers use as much memory as other people say, on my machines.

well i am talking about use for a while not just loading them up with a few sites for a few minutes.

so in my initial post i am talking about having the browsers open for many hours, if not a day or two with quite a bit of use with roughly 10 tabs open give or take.

but even not long ago, upon Waterfox v11's release, i tried it again and it quickly climbed to over 400MB pretty quickly where as Firefox/Pale Moon stay like it's supposed to as right now Pale Moon is @ 254MB but i suspect once i use it for a little longer with more loading of websites it will probably eventually stable out between 300-400MB as that's what Firefox typically peaks at with maybe once in a while going over 400MB if your loading a heavy website but once it's closed it typically stays between 300-400MB for me.

but even on my light use of Pale Moon v11 i can tell it's memory use is in line with Firefox v11, which is a good thing.

cork1958 said,

Don't have a good malware scanner program, huh?

That analogy of the Palemoon team joining Mozilla would be about the same as all the different varieties of Linux coming together under one OS. Isn't going to happen and doesn't really make any sense.

Doesn't seem like either of those browsers use as much memory as other people say, on my machines.

Having all of the Linux distribution teams come together would be a terrible idea. They all specialize in different areas. With the Pale Moon project, they're working with the same product. The Pale Moon team would be able to fully optimize the newer builds of Firefox much better than Mozilla can currently.

about time.

because i was back on Firefox for a while since they did not even go to v10 and went from v9 to v11

this seems to be better than Waterfox in terms of memory usage as it's more in line with the official Firefox builds where as Waterfox burns up memory and keeps growing where as Firefox seems to stable out between 300-400MB where as Waterfox can jump up to 500-600MB pretty quickly.

plus it's nice that Pale Moon runs in a separate process (and uses it's own profile) from the firefox.exe so you can run it at the same time Firefox is going.