Pale Moon

Last Updated on: 17th November 2023, 07:49 pm

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Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, BSD, Windows, Portable
License: MPL 2.0
Interface: GUI
First release: October 4, 2009

Pale Moon – an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux, focusing on efficiency and customization. Pale Moon offers browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code a number of years ago, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser’s stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

Main features:
– Optimized for modern processors
– Based on our own optimized layout engine (Goanna)
– Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated
– Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development
– Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit
– Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface
– Support for full themes: total freedom over any element’s design
– Support for easily-created lightweight themes (skins)
– Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing
– Increased stability: experience fewer browser crashes
– Support for many Firefox extensions
– Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions
– Extensive and growing support for HTML5 and CSS3
– Broad support for image formats: Supports WebP and JPEG-XR
– Many customization and configuration options

The project founder and lead developer is M.C. Straver.

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