Mozilla Firefox is an amazingly powerful web browser, gaining speed and features advantages over it’s competitors. However, by default, while Firefox is fully compatible with the Windows operating environment, it has not been optimized to work on Windows to its full potential, whereas Linux users get this advantage straight from the beginning. Doing the optimization manually can be cumbersome and technical. Hence, Pale Moon Project offers the answer.
Essentially, Pale Moon Project is a custom-built and optimized Firefox browser for Windows operating systems. Note that once you install Pale Moon and launch, the application launched would actually be Firefox, but a customized one.
The main features of the program include:
- Highly optimized for current 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
- Support for SVG and Canvas
- Support for Firefox extensions, themes and personas
The browser, however, does not come without its limitations. In order to do the customizations, the developers of Pale Moon have disabled some of the rarely used features of Firefox. Hence Pale Moon, no matter how close to the actual Mozilla browser, still has some short comings, especially in the areas of accessibility features and parental controls. The developer’s website lists all the technical details.
Pale Moon will work with all versions of Windows, including Windows 7, both x86 and x64 builds. It has also been tailored to take full advantage of processors having multiple cores or supporting hyper-threading, making it superior to regular builds.
Please note that Pale Moon will not work with AMD Athlon XP processors.