Download and install Firefox 57 on Linux Ubuntu. Firefox 57 or Firefox Quantum is 2X faster and 30% lighter than Chrome and enables smooth browsing. Firefox 57 Firefox Quantum comes with a powerful, new engine that’s built for rapidfire performance. It is now better, faster page loading that uses less computer memory. It brings a new gorgeous design and smart features for intelligent browsing.
Firefox Quantum By the Numbers:
- More than 700 authors contributed code to Firefox since the August 6th release.
- 80 contributors from all over the world, with nearly every time-zone represented in round-the-clock awesomeness!
- There are 265,252,859,191,742,656,903,069,040,640,000 more ways to customize the new Firefox toolbar right out of the box!
The release post reads:
The first thing you’ll notice is the speed. Go on, open some tabs and have some fun. The second thing you’ll notice is the new User Interface (UI). We call this initiative Photon, and its goal is to modernize and unify anything that we call Firefox while taking advantage of the speedy new engine. You guessed it: the Photon UI itself is incredibly fast and smooth. To create Photon, our user research team studied how people browsed the web. We looked at real world hardware to make Firefox look great on any display, and we made sure that Firefox looks and works like Firefox regardless of the device you’re using. Our designers created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future. Plus, our Pocket integration goes one step further, which includes Pocket recommendations alongside your most visited pages.
We made many, many performance improvements in the browser’s core and shipped a new CSS engine, Stylo, that takes better advantage of today’s hardware with multiple cores that are optimized for low power consumption. We’ve also improved Firefox so that the tab you’re on gets prioritized over all others, making better use of your valuable system resources. We’ve done all this work on top of the multi-process foundation that we launched this past June. And we’re not done yet. David Bryant who first told you about Project Quantum explains what’s to come and what we’re doing to continue to improve your browser’s performance.