On the 14th, it was reported that Firefox 54 is now officially available for all available operating systems, that is, for Windows, for OS X and of course, for Linux Kernel operating systems.
This new version it is considered a very ambitious version, as it has proclaimed itself as the best Firefox of all time. Without a doubt, a very ambitious headline, Will Firefox 54 be up to the task?
The truth that at first glance it is, and a lot. The first novelty is that of the division of the execution of processes in several processes, instead of only one as it happened in the previous versions. In this way, each process will be in charge of a particular task and in this way, it will be possible to increase the operating speed of the browser and reduce its memory consumption.
Besides that, errors detected in previous versions of it have been corrected, The download screen has been simplified and is now more accessible and access to user bookmarks has also been made easier. In addition, new languages have been added, such as support for the Burmese language.
Without a doubt, the novelty of dividing into processes is the most important, since in this way, Firefox will be able to better compete against Google Chrome. Google's operating system has been multithreaded for a long time and this was one of the reasons why it was ahead of Firefox. With this move, Firefox will try to finally achieve hegemony.
Dividing into multiple processes achieves higher performance, since it is easier to process several small processes than one very large one. The biggest advantage of using multithreaded is that processes that we are not using can be left in the background and thus use less RAM.
The new version of Firefox 54 is now available in the most repositories of your favorite distribution and if it is not, it is expected that soon it will be.