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Pale Moon for Linux

Browser forked from Firefox, optimized for efficiency and ease of use

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Pale Moon is an open source web browser forked off from Firefox, focusing on efficiency and ease of use, by leaving out unnecessary features, making optimizations, and having a fully customizable user interface, while maintaining compatibility with many Firefox extensions as well as its own extensions and themes.

IMPORTANT: We will no longer be using SourceForge from this point forward and will provide updates through our own site:

Pale Moon provides a familiar set of controls and visual feedback similar to previous (pre-Australis) versions of Firefox, including grouped navigation buttons, a bookmarks toolbar that is enabled by default, tabs next to page content by default, and a functional status bar.

This is a third party build with close development cooperation with the original Windows builds; the original project is at -- For support, check our forum at

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  • Optimized for modern processors (SSE2)
  • Forked off from the Mozilla source code
  • Unnecessary bloat (social API, accessibility features, WebRTC) removed
  • Support for Firefox extensions (add-ons) and themes
  • More customization and configuration options than Firefox


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    It would be a GREAT browser if not by a single thing: every time you open the browser and go to a site pale moon downloads around 2 MB of data of an unknown source even if you got no extensions and the auto-update feature is disabled, this problem was already reported to the developer and he didnt care to investigate, the same happens with firefox and chrome based browsers, this doesnt happen with IE and Opera. Maybe someone here on majorgeeks knows why that happens and what that source is, if more ppl including the owners of this site report this to him maybe he'll do something about that. Btw, the pic of pale moon here is outdated, it got a new GUI now. Also, it doesnt remove the tools that are used only by developers which would be much better as an extension.

    Posted 05/10/2015
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