Firefox Quantum or Google Chrome what do you choose?

The Mozilla Foundation released an entirely new web browser called Firefox Quantum. Of course the new browser, came to compete with Google Chrome.

Firefox Quantum was released in November of 2017 for almost all users of Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. The Mozilla Foundation has announced that Firefox Quantum is designed to offer twice the speed of its predecessor while using 30% less memory than the Chrome browser.Firefox Quantum

Great marketing, but is Firefox Quantum better than Google's rival browser?

Below we will try the pros and cons of the two browsers.

In December of 2017, just one month after the launch of Firefox Quantum. the Mozilla Foundation he said that there were 44% more downloads than Chrome users compared to the same time period last year. On Android and iOS devices, in particular, Firefox installations increased by 24%.


Let's put the above information in context: First, when Chrome debuted 2008, it quickly became the de-facto web browser. Before then, everyone was using Firefox as an alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari.

Chrome has shunned Firefox, which seems to be starting to reverse. According to the Digital Analytics Program, in January of 2017, Chrome dominated the US (with 44,5% market share). Safari (with 25,4%), Internet Explorer (with 15,5% market share) followed by Firefox (in fourth) with 7,4%.

However, one month after the launch of Quantum Firefox, the Mozilla Foundation has confirmed that 170 millions of people have installed the new browser, which allows you to open more than 1.500 tabs in just seconds.

What's new in Firefox Quantum?

Before we proceed with Firefox Quantum, you should know what we are talking about Firefox browser version 57. The name “Quantum” comes from the development project that made Firefox the browser it is today. But the name remained.


Underneath the redesigned look, there is a new browser engine created by the Quantum project, along with the new multi-processor technology created by Mozilla for the browser.

Firefox Quantum also has an AMD VP9 video codec, which helps reduce battery consumption by cutting video decoding per card. The result is a browser that is very light and is built to run multiple tabs of various tasks with 86% less standby time. All this with less RAM than Chrome uses. You can play 3D games at native speeds and browse for sure knowing that Firefox uses enough memory to let you work in parallel with other applications. Firefox uses 1,77 times less memory than Chrome, according to the Mozilla Foundation.


Όλοι θέλουμε ένα πρόγραμμα περιήγησης γρήγορο και light, αλλά θέλουμε επίσης και ένα που να φαίνεται όμορφο. Ο Firefox Quantum δεν φαίνεται να απογοητεύει. Θα δείτε αμέσως τις αλλαγές σε όλο το πρόγραμμα περιήγησης, από τα εικονίδια της γραμμής εργαλείων, το μενού “Ρυθμίσεις”, τη “Νέα καρτέλα” κλπ. Αν, για οποιονδήποτε λόγο, δεν σας αρέσει το νέο look, ο Firefox Quantum σάς επιτρέπει να το προσαρμόσετε όπως θέλετε για να ταιριάζει στις προτιμήσεις σας. Μπορείτε να μετακινήσετε όλα τα κουμπιά, να αλλάξετε τα χρώματα και τις γραμματοσειρές και ακόμα να ελέγξετε την οπτική πυκνότητα του προγράμματος περιήγησης. Μπορείτε επίσης να επιλέξετε από χιλιάδες .


Το Firefox Quantum έρχεται φορτωμένο με πάρα πολλά κόλπα. Όπως και ο Chrome, διαθέτει έναν ενσωματωμένο αναγνώστη και στοιχείο στο menu για την αντιγραφή μιας διεύθυνσης URL. Με τον Firefox Quantum μπορείτε να καταγράψετε μια ενότητα από την οθόνη σας, ή όλη την οθόνη, ή μόνο μια . Μπορείτε να ενεργοποιήσετε το “Night Mode” για να αντιστρέψετε τα χρώματα του προγράμματος περιήγησης. Μπορείτε επίσης να εγκαταστήσετε επεκτάσεις και πρόσθετα, να συγχρονίσετε το πρόγραμμα περιήγησης και να μοιραστείτε ανοιχτές καρτέλες σε κινητό τηλέφωνο, επιφάνεια εργασίας ή tablet. Μπορείτε να διαχειριστείτε τους κωδικούς πρόσβασής σας και να δώσετε στον υπολογιστή σας έναν κύριο κωδικό πρόσβασης για επιπλέον ασφάλεια. Μπορείτε να περιηγηθείτε ιδιωτικά. Το ίδρυμα Mozilla με τον Firefox Quantum ως πρόγραμμα περιήγησης ανοιχτού κώδικα δεν θα διαθέσει τα ηλεκτρονικά σας δεδομένα και σας επιτρέπει να επιλέξετε το απόρρητο, ώστε να μπορείτε να περιηγηθείτε ελεύθερα.

With private operation, for example, Firefox Quantum actively blocks any unwanted content, including ads, analysis snippets, and social sharing buttons that capture your behavior without your explicit permission.

Google Chrome

The latest version of Firefox seems to be superior to Chrome, in all the comparative tests I have read so far. The test results show that a lot of effort has been put into a better performance of Firefox. However, although something seems obvious, no one can see a huge difference in speed - but this should not be a surprise, as in 2018 all modern browsers are quite fast.

If you want to know more about Chrome and the technical details behind its speed, such as WebKit, V8 JavaScript and more, see the comic book made by Google. Explains everything you need to know. For those of you who want to learn even more, such as DNS pre-resolution or DOM bindings, Google has several technical videos.

The Mozilla Foundation, of course, could not stay behind and released a commercial video that directly compares the two browsers. Watch the video.


Chrome has remained the same for years. So if you're feeling a little tired of the look of Chrome, you might be fascinated by Firefox Quantum's "Photon" look. Just do not expect any new browsing experience. We are always talking about a web browser. In fact, Firefox Quantum is very similar to Chrome. And to be fair Firefox Quantum is not the only browser that comes with its own custom store. You can easily browse through the thousands of themes available for Chrome, from here.


Google is always trying to crack Chrome as a safe browser and right. It features built-in malware detection software and phishing detection thanks to sandboxing technology and safe browsing. The Google app offers automatic updates for security fixes. It also has many privacy tools. For example, as with Private Firefox Quantum, Chrome has something called incognito mode. The function mostly automatically deletes the cookies.

Τέλος, το Chrome σας επιτρέπει επίσης να συνδεθείτε για άμεση πρόσβαση στους συγχρονισμένους σελιδοδείκτες σας, το ιστορικό και άλλες σας από οποιαδήποτε συσκευή. Επίσης, όπως και ο Firefox Quantum, διαθέτει πρόσθετα και επεκτάσεις, αλλά και το Chrome Web Store.

We will leave aside the design (as the subject is subjective), and we will be turning to the speed and more generally the features that make the confrontation between Firefox Quantum and Chrome quite difficult.

As we said earlier, much of the data seems to indicate that Firefox Quantum is faster, but some synthetic tests suggest that speed is negligible in the real world.

In other words, both browsers may be just as fast, but you may notice differences when you work side by side on your computer. Twelve tabs in Chrome can reach memory limits, while in Firefox Quantum, you can have 30 to 40 tabs open and do not feel any delay. It's something worthwhile to try, especially if you use the browser for most hours on the computer.

Firefox Quantum vs Google Chrome: The browser war

Chrome has won several wars, but as the story has shown, at some point it's likely to lose its crown. Although Chrome has been dominating over the past few years, Firefox seems to have moved at quantum speed.

Mozilla now hopes that Firefox Quantum will allow it to recover its lost territory from Chrome, though it faces some very difficult challenges: Chrome is the default browser for all Android devices, and Safari is the default browser for Mac and iOS devices, while Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 10 devices.

Ultimately, changing browsers is not easy. There is a learning curve, and even behavioral learning.

What you will choose, rather go with the operating you are using, although it is never too late to learn something new. The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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