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    Phoronix: Firefox 56.0 Is Ready Ahead Of The Big Quantum Update

    The final Firefox 56.0 binaries have hit the mirrors ahead of its official announcement to come. Firefox 56.0 brings more improvements while Firefox 57 "Quantum" will be a huge update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ts-The-Mirrors

  • #2
    i will keep firefox on 56 till i can. 57 has awesome performance but the photon ui is trash
    long live australis

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    • #3
      It looks like the "Quantum" work has became a trend.
      quantum dots, quantum update ... and no one has a relation with quantum mechanics.
      science-fictions Titles !!

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      • #4
        There's also: https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+...u/firefox-next

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        • #5
          Originally posted by davidbepo View Post
          i will keep firefox on 56 till i can. 57 has awesome performance but the photon ui is trash
          long live australis
          57 integrates a lot better with dark GTK themes though.

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          • #6
            Been using Firefox Quantum while I've been stuck on my ultrabook. Pretty blazing fast and less memory intensive than Chrome. I can't wait to try it out on my Ryzen 7 desktop where I can really try out the multithreaded aspect.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by davidbepo View Post
              i will keep firefox on 56 till i can. 57 has awesome performance but the photon ui is trash
              long live australis
              If I hadn't read about photon, I wouldn't have noticed it. Tabs are slightly different, there are fewer buttons on the toolbar (but you can add whatever you want back) and reorganized menu. Not sure how it can go from "long live" to "thrash" with so few changes.

              Or, to quote Arstechnica's Peter Bright:
              The current curvy tabs were met with outrage on their introduction in 2014, so the reversion to square tabs will, frankly, probably be met with outrage, but the look is clean and precise.

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              • #8
                What's the significance behind a "Rust-written" CSS engine?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sdack View Post
                  What's the significance behind a "Rust-written" CSS engine?
                  What so you mean? It's just a piece of software written in Rust (aka, don't worry about exploits so much).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sdack View Post
                    What's the significance behind a "Rust-written" CSS engine?
                    Multithreaded styling. They say it is much faster.

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