Mozilla Firefox 54 Now Available
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 13 June 2017 at 02:55 PM EDT. 68 Comments
MOZILLA --
Additional web browser news this week is Mozilla's launch today of Firefox 54.

Firefox 54 is significant in that the work of the Electrolysis project is now enabled for everyone: this is the multi-process support in Firefox designed for a more efficient web browser particularly around utilizing multiple tabs and/or content heavy sites. Firefox 54 will make use of up to four processes for dealing with web content.

Firefox 54 also improves bookmark sync performance, enables 5.1 surround sound by default for all Firefox desktop builds, support for VP9 video within encrypted Clearkey/Widevine video streams, security fixes, and other web developer enhancements.

More details on Firefox 54.0 via Mozilla.org.

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