Firefox Quantum has been one of the great revolutions that we have lived in recent weeks. And that the world of browsers seemed to be all said until this version of the popular browser, an update that has served to find the tickle to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Although both one and another continue to boast of their performance, the truth is that Firefox 57 has been a firm bet that has managed to attract many users for the good performance it offers.
A performance that can also be improved and that’s what they promise will happen with Firefox 58, an update that will be released on January 23 but you can already test if you’re impatient.
There are still a few hours to try Firefox 58 but if you do not want to wait and you can install it on your computer following a few brief instructions.
It treats, on the one hand, to take advantage of the improvement of performance that offers in a figure that is around 30% and of step to protect our equipment because this version already comes “vaccinated” to protect us against Meltdown and Specter.
Firefox 58 assure it will be faster. Even more?
The improvement in performance is due to the new WebAssembly compiler of two levels, an improvement that above all causes the browser to compile the code faster than the network can deliver it.
This means that the new version of Firefox for desktop could compile between 30 and 60 megabytes of web assembly code per second, a figure that in mobile phones would remain at eight megabytes per second.
It gains in the improvement of speed and optimization for the loading of web pages thanks to a higher rendering speed, something that has been achieved thanks to a newly introduced functionality, which has been called Off-Main-Thread Painting
If you want to try Firefox 58 before its publication in general and its distribution via update, you can go to the links that we leave below, which the developers have posted to download and use this new version, which offers both options for Mac, Windows, and Linux.