After reading latest readers most positive comment and after a long hiatus of using this browser, I decided to install PM for another spin.
Other than the fact that i wasn't able to view their homepage without giving its own browser a formal permission...
Contrary to previous commentator, I have only about 30 extensions on Firefox, so i started to find my first basic one "Firegestures" - oh oh! not available at Palemoon add-on repertoire and the one at Mozilla's is incompatible. My second alternative, "Mouse Gestures" didn't show up at PM site either.
Sorry guys, either you have an integrated mouse gesture or add-on or you don't. Every browser has one (except for IE).
Back to Firefox or Chromium based browsers.
Reading the latest reviews of Pale Moon (hereafter PM) I felt like writing a review, since I think writing this browser off is a mistake. I recently returned to PM after being disappointed in Chromium-based browsers (Opera and SRWare Iron in particular). Although PM has its flaws (coming from the Firefox heritage, like high memory consumption), all-in-all I am satisfied with it and use it exclusively.
With regard to the incompatibilities mentioned in the previous reviews: as of now (Sep 2015) I don't really feel this a big problem. All of my favourite extensions work (I have atm. 105 extensions enabled and 30 disabled, these all work flawlessly). There are a few web sites that misbehave, but not more than with Chromium. Windows XP compatibility is not broken, you only need to use the Atom targeted builds. So I cannot agree with these criticisms, and recommend Pale Moon to everyone who wants to use a less bloated and more customisable browser.
Pale Moon was an optimized version of Firefox, eliminating some features most people did not use in return for better performance and stability. As Mozilla lurched from one misguided design decision to another, breaking extensions and frustrating users, Pale Moon kept its traditional, highly functional interface. Any web site and extension that worked with Firefox could be counted on to work with Pale Moon. Over the past two years, though, more and more web sites and extensions have refused to work with Pale Moon. With version 25, Pale Moon has deliberately made itself incompatible with many more sites and extensions (and with Windows XP), and it demands that all of the developers and users in the world make themselves compatible with Pale Moon. Well, it is not going to happen. Firefox itself is steadily losing market share, and Pale Moon is a tiny part of the Firefox user base. With version 25's quantum leap in incompatibility, Pale Moon has gone from "niche" to "cult" status. If you are looking for a new browser, look elsewhere. There are several well-reviewed FF and Chrome clones out there that provide the advantages that Pale Moon formerly did.
Pale Moon 25.0.1 Browser used to be very good. A lot of extensions and add ons that used to work with it are broken. Hopefully that will be resolved. And quite a few sites don't recognize Pale Moon. Tested this on 35 computers. The earlier versions of Pale Moon were quite excellent. Sad that the developer is going in this direction. Will wait and see.
Runs the same code as FireFox and is a wonderful alternative. Plugins are compatible and seems to have a smaller memory foot-print. It is a project worth supporting.
Super Two-Thumbs Up! Simply amazing!
Get it, use it, rate it!
I run several browsers on my computer, but this one beats them all in speed. I was having some sites take forever to load up because of a ton of ads, flash videos and graphics. Not so with Pale Moon. I like the interface, as well, with the short cut icons. Very useful. I can't say enough good things about this browser.
I've been through the other browsers and they never seem to stay bug free down the road. So one day i came here to see what browser users here most liked. I thought Pale Moon? Ok, I'll give it a shot. It is the ONLY browser i use now! Never a crash or any bugs. I am in total Love with Pale Moon! Great surfing experience! Smooth! Quick! Trusty! Always there for me! So if your looking for a new browser or would like to try something different, i think Pale Moon is an Excellent Choice! Give it a try today! I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed.
PM is faster than FF and Chrome but slower than IE 10
Has status bar (which was removed from FF)
Ctrl + B opens Bookmarks Sidebar, which we can't do in IE 10
Familiar interface if you are a FF user
Does not crash as much as IE or Firefox
Loads YouTube videos (1080p) faster than any other browser
- If you like Firefox and tired of running a 32bit browser on your 64bit OS, than give PM a try, I am quite sure you will be pleasantly surprised
If you don't believe it's faster than FF then give it a try! I've noted a substantial difference in speed, especially when using low processor Notebooks which many of my friends have... It's fully compatible with all extensions and themes from FF and was updated yesterday so it gets frequent updates too Has an amazing support & Forum buit on a strong community I use it for a month now and won't go back to FF at all!
This is the one! Just try Pale Moon, only for Windows! Highly recommended.
I have been using the portable version of this browser for a few months now and have found the speed to be excellent. I have had no compatibility issues at all.
Today it was updated to v15 and speed does appear to have increased. I have not performed detailed testing, it is just based on perception.
Won't hurt to try the portable version - it does exactly what it should and stays portable - to the point where dropping the folder onto a Linux box makes it quite usable under Wine.
They mean what they say about older hardware. It will not run on some machines, check the web page for the details.
I have tried both PM and Firefox 12 and sincerely I cannot see any difference in speed. While technically, PM should be faster according to the developers, I don't see any benefit. It is however not bad and fully compatible with FF data and extensions. That said, I see no reason to switch from FF which seems to be updated more rapidly.(Btw, FF can also be tweaked for faster network/internet access for people with broadband)
After a moz product I loved went rapidly downhill with version three and above I really missed it. I tried many browsers based upon the gecko engine then I found Pale Moon :)
Excellent in every way, when they say it is faster and more stable it is true, I am so glad to have found it!
I am still very cautious what add-ons I have installed and a few leak and cause crashes so this with minimal add-ons goes like lightening and I have never had any problems with it so far.
I recommend it highly.
Frustrated by ever slower FF (yet every time I try to upgrade from 3.6 + version installation crashes), I've been recreating multiple browsers to protect myself against the day when FF won't work at all for me. This little alternative is wonderful. It is the fastest of any of the others I've used, very stable, and still downloads the FF addons I love. I'm using PM 3.6.28 v. on Vista and if I remain as impressed as I am now I will make it my default browser. Recommended for older Windows systems that can't take FF's attempts to be cutting edge. Take that FF!
I was trying out Pale Moon when it began and have tried it on and off.
Recently I installed it and haven't found the need to go back to Firefox.
I would like to mention that it works with download managers very well, as when Firefox rolls out yet another version, most things need time to catch up and quit working, not the case here.
Pale Moon is very stable, fast and does everything Firefox does (at least for my needs).
There may be some sites that require Firefox or IE still so I wouldn't toss out either browser yet but they will remain dormant on my system until needed.
Pale Moon has always worked well and currently, it's very up to par and at the very least, give it a try, you won't lose out.
Much better then any Firefox Browser I have ever tried.
This is a very good browser.Very fast and sleek.I love the fact that it is not bloated with stuff you hardly use.Please keep it that way! Good work,Thanks
Tested the startup times for Palemoon 5 and Firefox 4 - they were virtually identical at about 3 seconds. Possibly Palemoon is slightly faster overall. In any case a very nice browser,but I will stick to Firefox as I'm getting an error "TypeError: Components.classescid is undefined", which I can't eliminate!
I'm (obviously) not a big reviewer but in this case decided to make an exception. Ive long ago given up on IE and have been a happy Firefox user for several years. When FF came out with their V4 I upgraded without question and was extremely disappointed. I still use(d) it and do greatly appreciate the work that goes into open source software. I decided to look around for another browser and gave Pale Moon a try. I am just astounded how fast it works and loads even compared to FF.
If you are still an IE user, or even a FF junkie try Pale Moon. I promise you, it will blow you away!!
Given the problems I've had with Chrome, the relative slowness of Safari and the even slower dinosaur IE, Pale Moon has come through for me. It is nice and stable, fast, and now I've got the ' No Squint ' screen magnifier, eliminating the need to constantly enlarge text on each page, I have a browser that is just about right.
It's pretty quick, this one. I need speed and this does it well for me.
This browser Blows IE and Firefox out of the water. I am very satisfied user and I think you will be too. Give it a try
I was a bit skeptical about trying Pale Moon as we have all seen programs promote themselves as better, faster, etc. After installing it, I found it is indeed faster than FF and I now use PM exclusively. Even my beloved Greasemonkey works on it. Gotta love PM.
Well, it is certainly a lot faster than the regular Firefox. I still use dial up and the extra speed is really noticeable. I can recommend you at least try Pale Moon. It changes nothing on the normal Firefox screen and all the add-ons and extensions work just fine.
Pale Moon is significantly faster than Firefox. The setup was a breeze; just install it and run it, and all your Firefox extensions and themes are there on first run just as if you started Firefox. The author claims this browser is better for multi-core processors. I am running an Athlon 435 X3.
I installed it on my Intel i7-920 rig and the speed difference in page loads is quite noticeable.
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