The 48 version of the popular browser promises to improve your stability, speed of operation and security
The Mozilla Foundation, which develops Firefox and continues Netscape, Detailed this week As part of its development blog, the expected changes in the next version of the fox.
The most significant upgrade that version 48 will bring is the implementation of a project that Mozilla calls "electrolysis". This is actually a gradual split of the processes that make up the browser. As part of the first step, the resources will be split into two processes, one responsible for the interface and one for the content, i.e. the rest. The second step, which will come later, will dedicate to each browser that opens and add to the browser their own processes. In practice this means that loading a heavy site or crashing an extension will not affect the browser's response speed while browsing the other tabs.
This is the most welcome and significant change the fund has made in recent years, but it is important to mention that Mozilla is assimilating it in a browser with some delay. Splitting processes was a hallmark of Chrome's fast Chrome browser Google, Which in the meantime has established its status as the world's most popular browser. By comparison, its market share is estimated at more than 50%, compared to 8% of Firefox. However, it should be noted that as part of the development of the project Mozilla uses the language Rust not C ++ common among competitors, which is considered more exposed to the gaps Security.
The update to version 48 is currently reaching all users of the waves, but the splitting of the processes is missing for now. Mozilla currently prefers to integrate it into the browsers of a single percent of users who do not run plugins, and only then, in mid-2017, offer it to the general public. To check if you have won the test group and if the feature is enabled in your browser version, go to about: support and check the status under the "Multiprocess windows" setting.
The new version includes more minor upgrades. The browser will detect and alert you of a malware installation that impersonates extensions and blocks the playback of content Flash By default. His mobile version has also been updated recently, but there was a cosmetic update.