What is Pale Moon?
Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization.
Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been hard forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's speed*, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes.
Main features: Optimized for modern processors Based on the Unified XUL Platform (UXP) containing our own optimized layout and rendering engine (Goanna) Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated with the latest security patches Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit Privacy-aware: zero ads; no telemetry, spyware or data gathering Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface Support for full themes: total freedom for any element's design Support for easily-created lightweight themes (skins) Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing Superior gradients and fonts Will continue to support NPAPI plugins like Flash and Java Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions Extensive and growing support for existing web standards
Pale Moon will continue to provide grouped navigation buttons of a decent size, a bookmarks toolbar that is enabled by default, tabs next to page content by default (easily switchable) and not in the least a functional status bar and more freedom in customization, to name a few things.
This project is community-supported to benefit the development of not only a web browser but any other application that builds on the freely available XUL platform we are developing and using.
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- Upvoted a comment on Pale MoonPale Moon is based on extremely outdated Firefox code, lacks proper sandboxing with site isolation, and still uses XUL which was dropped from Firefox years ago as it was a huge security risk. Pale Moon is a security nightmare and one of the worst browsers for privacy. It's much saner to use Google Chrome and disable telemetry in the settings.
- Downvoted a comment on Pale MoonLike good old Firefox when FF was young, simple and elegant.