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Firefox 58 now official with tracking protection and faster graphics

Firefox 58 update notification, new version launched with tracking protection and faster graphics
Firefox 58 update notification
Launched earlier today, Firefox 58 promises to deliver smoother graphics, improved support for progressive web apps on Android devices, faster page loading, tracking protection, and more.

Mozilla unleashed Firefox 57 Quantum last year, in November. That version was capable of finally speeding up things for Firefox users, but it looks like there is room for even more speed. Firefox 58, released earlier today, picks it up exactly where its predecessor came to a halt.

Available on all major platforms, Firefox 58 comes with the following highlights:

  • tracking protection built-in (third browser to offer it, after Opera and Brave)
  • updated bookmark manager (Android version)
  • increased graphics performance
  • faster page load times
  • improved support for progressive web apps (Android version)

The tracking protection feature works like one of the many ad-blocking addons available for all browsers nowadays, only that in this case, it is a part of Firefox. According to Mozilla's tests, it sometimes can help to increase the loading speed of an advertising-heavy page by more than two times. Those who care about their privacy can also choose to enable the tracking protection capabilities of this browser 24/7.

Sadly, the user profiles created in Firefox 58 are not supported in previous versions. In this case, you might want to think twice before choosing to downgrade to a previous version. Hopefully nobody will have to do that as Firefox 58 seems to work just fine.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-01-23 (Update: 2018-01-23)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.