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Pale Moon

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Free (GPL)
Language:
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  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
15.2 10/10/12
Last month's downloads:
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Size:
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Pale Moon is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Versions of Pale Moon

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Version License Language O.S. Download
Pale Moon 15.2 10/10/12 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Pale Moon 9.0.1 23/05/12 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Pale Moon 6.0.2 09/01/12 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Pale Moon 3.5.5 19/06/13 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Pale Moon 3.5.4 19/06/13 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Pale Moon 3.5.2 19/06/13 Free (GPL) English
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  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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A version of Firefox optimized for Windows

Elena Santos

Recent changes

  • A major update to the browser, implementing a number of visual and under-the-hood changes.
Pros
  • Same reliability and stability as Firefox
  • Support for Firefox themes and add-ons
Cons
  • Some features have been left out

"Brilliant! What Firefox SHOULD be (but isn't)"

I want to thank all the folks who recommended Pale Moon. I’ve just been fed up with FF because of all of the memory leaks, etc. I've been running v16 forever because whenever I’ve tried to upgrade to newer versions, they’d all pretty much just crash after 30 minutes of heavy use, and not a single version of FF that I’ve ever used has ever fixed the memory leak problems. Not a single one.

I actually installed a tiny batch file on quicklaunch so I could quickly kill FF at the point it’s consumed all of my RAM so I could then start over with “Restore Session” to automatically reload all of my previous tabs. After trying every “solution” to the leak problem, that’s the only one that ever did in any good for me. Apparently the arrogant tards at mozilla would rather tweak the UI to death rather than make a browser that actually works. They’re worse than even Microsoft because Microsoft has to listen to their customers sooner or later or go broke. Nonprofits can just drift along forever.

At any rate, I just finished installing PM, including importing everything from FF with their little importer program, and everything went flawlessly, including all settings and the plethora of add-ons I use. The only difficulty was getting roboform attached, which I can’t live without. I did finally dumb around and got the roboform taskbar program to attach roboform to PM, which then worked flawlessly. It is, however, necessary for the roboform taskbar program to run all time for roboform to continue to work on PM, but this is a small price to pay to ditch FF forever.

I've used PM for a week now, opening/closing/keeping hundreds of tabs, and I’ve been stunned at how much faster PM is than FF, as well as the VERY small memory footprint occupied by PM vs FF. Even after a week's HEAVY utility, PM has not grown beyond 1 GB, and even better, when I close tabs, ALL of the RAM is given back.

Basically, PM is what FF ought to be, and even better, the genius behind Pale Moon, Mark Straver, has committed to keeping the PM UI fundamentally unmolested. I’ll be installing PM instead of FF on all of my client’s computers in the future as well!

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