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Pale Moon – A Cross-Platform Web Browser Optimized for Efficiency

PaleMoon Web Browser
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Pale Moon is an open source cross-platform Goanna-based web browser built with a focus on efficiency and ease of use. According to its developers, Pale Moon is tailored to make sure that you get the most out of your browser.

Pale Moon is an original fork of Firefox’s source code from a number of years ago after which it has been built independently with thoughtfully selected features and optimizations that improve its stability and UX.

So far, Pale Moon has been able to offer an excellent browsing experience with a plethora of customization options including a growing collection of extensions and themes to help personalize your browsing experience.

Check out a demo of its start page here.

Features in Pale Moon

  • Optimized for modern processors.
  • Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development.
  • Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit.
  • A fully customizable User Interface.
  • Support for full themes: total freedom over any element’s design.
  • Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing.
  • Increased stability: experience fewer browser crashes.
  • Support for an increasing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions, many Firefox extensions, themes, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Support for multiple image formats including WebP and JPEG-XR.
  • Many customization and configuration options.

The above-bulleted points are the main features Pale Moon boasts so if you will like to know the rest you could as well just download the browser and take it for a spin.

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Go To Pale Moon's Download Page

Are you familiar with Pale Moon? What has been your experience so far and what do you think it the future of the open source project? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.