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yigido

24.6.0 (2014-06-06)
This is a major update including a rendering engine overhaul and a number of very important fixes. For details about the changes, please see the detailed changelog on the forum.

Fixes/changes:
  • Allow animated personas (lightweight themes)! You will need to set a preference for this.
  • Fix regularly occurring browser crashes with hardware acceleration enabled on DirectWrite 6.2/6.3 (Windows 7 with Platform Update, Windows 8/8.1).
  • Fix font rendering issues on DirectWrite 6.2/6.3, especially on legacy AMD hardware. (KB2670838 issues).
  • Fix Windows version detection issues on Windows 8.1.
  • Shuffle reported plugin installation order to confuse trackers.
  • Clean up jumplist icons so they no longer pile up on disk on some systems (also a privacy concern).
  • Change the sync server to a (new) Pale Moon sync server.
  • Update the status bar code: Full-screen HTML5 video will no longer have status pop-ups overlaid.
  • Add code to selectively ignore "autocomplete=off" on signon input fields.
  • Linux: reduce gstreamer CPU overhead.
  • Fix styled HTML buttons to address misaligned button contents (wrong baseline), e.g. gmail account chooser.
  • Fix an old IonMonkey bug resulting in incorrect math results in some cases.
  • Improve the performance of editor initialization.
  • Update the Pale Moon icon for better display on lower color depths.
  • Media: use a simpler way to discard superfluous audio packets.
Security fixes:
  • Bug #994907 - imgDecoderObserver does reference counting on different threads, so should be using thread safe reference counting.
  • Bug #992274 - Tweak an edge case in line number handling.
  • Bug #995603 - Ensure mouse-enter/exit events are sent to plugins as appropriate.
  • Bug #1005552 - Stop binding marquee event handlers + misc related fixes.
  • Bug #1000185 - Fix several issues with SMIL.
  • Bug #978811 - Fix isFakeExitFrame to return true for entry frames.
  • Bug #996715 - IonMonkey: Remove the code that bails when determining if the second instruction in a chunk is a branch.
  • Bug #967354 - Fix incorrect usage of UpdateWebGLErrorAndClearGLError();
In addition, Pale Moon also has a public Git repository now:
https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/Pale-Moon

Source : http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes-ng.shtml
 

Jaffa_Whacka

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Heard so many people mention this browser even the latest WinPatrol mentions this as alot of people asked.. ive never heard of it before guess theres no harm in trying :). Is the memory usage lower than Firefox?.
 
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yigido

Palemoon 24.6.1 Released (some minor fixes)

24.6.1 (2014-06-08)

A quick point release update mainly to address startup crashes.

Fixes/changes:
  • Update to address startup crashes if users previously changed the setting for Azure for Content
  • Update for texture handling to restore GDI compatibility (should fix some graphics glitches)
  • Fix to handle invalid PDF plugin overlay state
  • Misc. additional security fixes ported over from Firefox (bug #s 991981, 995679, 999651, 1009952, 1011007)
 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
24.6.2 (2014-06-16)
A point release to address some further outstanding issues with the overhauled rendering engine.

Fixes/changes:
  • Automate rendering back-end selection and use cairo as appropriate.
    This should fix start-up problems on all types of graphics cards regardless of vendor.
  • Fix font subpixel rendering in menus when on cairo backend (D2D off)
  • Cairo: Prevent falling back to padding when not strictly needed.
    Performance regression fix if D2D isn't used.
  • Azure: Use correct device offsets.
  • Prevent crashes due to the allocation of source surfaces to errored surfaces
    This prevents some miscellaneous browser crashes occurring with cairo on azure.
http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes-ng.shtml

Download Page

Supports versions:

Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Windows portable version, Optimized version for Intel Atom processors and Pale Moon for Linux.

Enjoy!! :D
 
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Littlebits

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can some one list all type of browser that based from mozilla firefox?
Pale Moon is based on Firefox ESR it doesn't follower Mozilla's rapid release schedule and doesn't remove any of the features that Mozilla has remove in recent versions of Firefox. It also support complete themes and personas. It is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Cyberfox is based on Mozilla's rapid release schedule and uses the latest version but adds removed features, it is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit. Optimized versions for Intel or AMD CPU. You may use Firefox's latest UI or the old UI selected when installing it.

Waterfox is strictly a 64-bit version based on Firefox 28, project maybe abandoned since no details about future development.

Comodo IceDragon is based on Firefox 26, I'm not sure if they will ever keep it updated.

CometBird has been abandoned was created by BitComet torrent and download manager.

Avant Browser Ultimate and Lunascape uses Firefox as a plugin. I'm not sure if they are kept updated.

Mozilla SeaMonkey is based on the older Mozilla code engine that Netscape Navigator used, somewhat similar to Firefox.

That is all that I can think of now, there has been many in the past that were abandoned projects.

Enjoy!! :D
 
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Pale Moon is based on Firefox ESR it doesn't follower Mozilla's rapid release schedule and doesn't remove any of the features that Mozilla has remove in recent versions of Firefox. It also support complete themes and personas. It is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Cyberfox is based on Mozilla's rapid release schedule and uses the latest version but adds removed features, it is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit. Optimized versions for Intel or AMD CPU. You may use Firefox's latest UI or the old UI selected when installing it.

Waterfox is strictly a 64-bit version based on Firefox 28, project maybe abandoned since no details about future development.

Comodo IceDragon is based on Firefox 26, I'm not sure if they will ever keep it updated.

CometBird has been abandoned was created by BitComet torrent and download manager.

Avant Browser Ultimate and Lunascape uses Firefox as a plugin. I'm not sure if they are kept updated.

Mozilla SeaMonkey is based on the older Mozilla code engine that Netscape Navigator used, somewhat similar to Firefox.

That is all that I can think of now, there has been many in the past that were abandoned projects.

Enjoy!! :D
I did a little tour of Firefox-based browsers. First I toured Pale Moon, then Waterfox, then Comodo IceDragon, Avant Browser, SeaMonkey, CyberFox, and LunaScape. I ended up back to good ol' Firefox with Pale Moon installed, deleted Waterfox, Comodo IceDragon, Avant, SeaMonkey,etc.
 
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Oxygen

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I did a little tour of Firefox-based browsers. First I toured Pale Moon, then Waterfox, then Comodo IceDragon, Avant Browser, SeaMonkey, CyberFox, and LunaScape. I ended up back to good ol' Firefox with Pale Moon installed, deleted Waterfox, Comodo IceDragon, Avant, SeaMonkey,etc.
Lunascape has Triple engines :eek:
 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
24.7.0 (2014-07-29)
This is a large update to address a good number of different things across the board. If you want more details about these changes, check the more detailed announcement on the forum.

Fixes/changes:
  • Fixed some performance issues with the new rendering engine on Windows. Rendering should be faster for all objects on hardware-accelerated layers now.
  • Font rendering on Direct2D will no longer fall back to greyscale in some situations, preserving ClearType.
  • CSS outlines will now properly outline the object, and not the overflow area (e.g. box shadow).
  • The delay for hiding the default status has been increased from 10 to 30 seconds to keep it on screen sufficiently long but not permanently.
  • Queries for "can play type" on WebM videos now get an HTML5-compliant response ("maybe" instead of "yes" as per the specification when a codec is not included in the request).
  • Pale Moon's gecko rendering engine and Firefox compatibility version now properly follows the minor version of Pale Moon again instead of always returning .0 - this should help UA sniffing websites to more easily detect Pale Moon or adapt to further-developed gecko 24 versions.
  • When using dark/black personas (lightweight themes), the tab close buttons would be almost invisible. They have been lightened a little to make them clearer.
  • Linux: the click behavior on the address bar has been unified with that on Windows, aiming for current-day desktop-clipboard use (select-when-clicked). This is configurable with a preference.
  • "In-content" preferences (preferences displayed in a tab instead of the normal dialog box) has been removed because of redundancy and incompleteness.
  • Checking for updates from the about box now always puts the user in control and never downloads anything directly from the about box. It will pop up the larger update window when an update is found.
  • Google SafeBrowsing, which is defunct, has been removed from the browser. privacy fix
  • Made the building of the Web Developer tools optional when compiling Pale Moon through --disable-devtools.
  • The Atom-optimized version no longer ships with the Web Developer tools to slim down the browser for limited platforms where these tools are considered generally unneeded.
  • Fixed domain highlighting in the address bar. It should no longer randomly lose this formatting when switching tabs or otherwise updating the browser UI.
  • Fixed missing click-to-play overlay on some zoom levels for plugins embedded in an iframe.
  • Fixed large delays in print enumeration on Windows, especially when printing to file: ports.
  • Updated the list of known domain suffixes.
  • Updated site-specific user-agent strings to prevent incorrect complaints from websites (google.com, aol.com, etc.) that use poor detection scripts.
  • Added granular referer control. See the release announcement on the forum for more details on how to use this.
  • Added gr locale to the status bar options.
  • Disabled HQ image downscaling. This is a workaround for the broken Mozilla HQ downscaling back-end causing constant invalidations and redrawing if 2 downscaled images with the same source were in view.
  • Updated the NSS library to 3.16.2 RTM to address a few critical SSL issues. security fix
  • There was a possibility to lose the source frame for raster images if images had to be discarded in low-memory situations. This has been fixed. security fix
  • Made refcounting logic around PostTimerEvent more explicit. security fix
  • Prevented an invalid pointer state in docloader. security fix
  • Added proper refcounting of font faces. security fix
  • Android: lots of branding updates to make it more release-ready.
  • Android: explicitly set the Pale Moon Sync server in preferences.
  • Android: IonMonkey (ARM): guarded against branches being out of range and bail out if so. security fix
  • Android: enabled Firefox compatibility mode on Android to allow the installation of extensions from AMO.
  • Android: added a "Quit" option to the app menu to properly immediately close the browser.
  • Android: IonMonkey (ARM): prevented a performance issue due to clobbering the primary scratch register.
  • Android: enabled mobile-specific optimizations to increase performance on mobile devices.
  • Android: enabled AES-128 and AES-256 in addition to RC4 for Sync
http://www.palemoon.org/

Enjoy!! :D
 

Cats-4_Owners-2

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Thanks Littlebits!!:):) I believe it's time to re-install Pale Moon upon my flash drive!:p:cool:
..er, the one that has some room!:D ;)
 
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yigido

24.7.1 (2014-08-06)
This is a bugfix release for some outstanding issues in 24.7.0.

Fixes/changes:
  • Fixed a text rendering issue with the new back-end on overdraw layers when hardware acceleration is in use on Windows. This may also solve some additional small issues in the user interface that weren't present before 24.7.0.
  • Fixed the use of Google Maps.
    If you previously used the workaround in 24.7, then please remove the user-set preference (right-click -> reset).
http://www.palemoon.org/
 
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