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Mozilla announces it's Quantum developer edition brower in beta. They note that it's 2x faster than thier older browers.
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Noticeably faster on many of the top websites

Firefox Quantum is such a big leap forward that you’ll feel it instantly, just browsing your favorite websites.

Turns out you can measure Firefox Quantum’s speed, too – our pit crew is kind of obsessed with a data-driven approach. One simple way of estimating browser performance is with Speedometer 2.0, a (still-in-development) benchmark that simulates modern web applications. Results vary based on the computer and apps you’re actively using, but one thing that’s relatively consistent is that Firefox Quantum is about 2X faster than Firefox was a year ago.

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Too bad that they couldn't get all of the improvements they wanted in by 57. The later releases should be even faster with what's in the pipeline. That gap is going to get closed quickly.

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I just switched off of Firefox this week after having used them for over 10 years. They just haven’t kept up with Chrome on innovation and evolution. When their last update made my mobile bookmarks too difficult to access, I just decided that enough was enough.
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Sounds enticing. I'll give it a ago. I would love to stay on firefox again. Thanks for posting.
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Definitely going to try this out.

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I'm rocking it right now on desktop and mobile... only downside to this new version of firefox is NoScript no longer works... so yeah... kinda sucks but oh well, ublock origin with a bunch of filters enabled takes care of most stuff anyway.
    
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I have been using FF 57 for pass two weeks and i found it difficult to go back to FF55. The snappiness in 57 is noticeable.
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Just upgraded.

 

Not going back.

 

This is fast, and very pretty.

   
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So many addons no longer work:

-Sessions manager
- fast dial
- tab mix plus

just to name a few
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Originally Posted by Assirra View Post

So many addons no longer work:

-Sessions manager
- fast dial
- tab mix plus

just to name a few

the only addon that doesn't work that will stop most people from upgrading is NoScript. a sad day indeed.
    
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