If you're down about the recent "enhancements" to Firefox and its weird release schedule, you might want to check out Pale Moon. It's a browser based completely off of Firefox code, but optimized for Windows systems.
The core aim of the Pale Moon project is to build optimized versions of Firefox which takes advantage of all of the bells and whistles on a Windows PC. This ranges from better page rendering, script execution and more. This all results in a faster and better browser.
Since Pale Moon is based off of Firefox, there are constant fixes and improvements to the core code of which Pale Moon derives.
In terms of appearance, Pale Moon is very similar to Firefox and users shouldn't feel out of place if they are migrating from Firefox. For Chrome users, they can feel a little better about the lack of tracking technologies.
In the end, Pale Moon offers enhanced browsing by providing faster rendering and optimized usage of Windows resources. Since Firefox is cross-platform, it is not necessarily optimized for Windows users.Pale Moon features and highlights:
Pale Moon is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from internet browsers without restrictions. Pale Moon 27.0.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this Internet browser software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Moonchild Productions.
We have tested Pale Moon 27.0.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]