| Pale Moon is an Open Source,
browser available for Microsoft Windows and
Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on
efficiency and ease of use. Make sure to get the most out of your
Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's speed*, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.
Having trouble with the web installer or looking for other download options like an off-line installer, a package for a different operating system, Atom builds or portable version? Check the download menu at the top of this page!
This browser, even though fairly close to Gecko-based browsers like Mozilla Firefox in the way it works, is based on a different layout engine and offers a different set of features. It aims to provide close adherence to official web standards and specifications in its implementation (with minimal compromise), and purposefully excludes a number of features to strike a balance between general use, performance, and technical advancements on the Web.
With the current generation of mainstream browsers, there are also more obvious and not just "under the hood" differences: Pale Moon will continue to provide grouped navigation buttons of a decent size, a bookmarks toolbar that is enabled by default, tabs next to page content by default (easily switchable) and not in the least a functional status bar and more freedom in customization, to name a few things.
Pale Moon is, and will always be, completely FREE to download and use! (Open Source and Freeware)
This browser is released as a community project to aim for
open, collaborative development of a full-featured web browser, as much
designed by the user as it is by our development team. It is released
"as-is" and in the hope that it will be useful to its users. As such,
we cannot provide any warranty of any kind, nor guarantee fitness for
any particular purpose.
But, if you feel so inclined and if you enjoy the browser enough to
help pay for bills for hosting, related on-line and off-line services,
and especially further development and maintenance of the browser:
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Other options for supporting Pale Moon are available too!
If you are interested in keeping updated of new releases of the optimized Pale Moon web browser, please register on the official Pale Moon forum and subscribe to "Announcements", or subscribe to the news feed of the announcements board.
You may also be kept up to date by following the Twitter feed or liking the Facebook page by clicking the social media icons top-right of this page.
* Please note that current, popular "benchmarks" are extremely limited in what they test and the way they test "browser speed". Pale Moon does not aim to have an "as high as possible benchmark score" and may not perform well in these so-called micro-benchmarks, but instead focuses heavily on overall browser smoothness, CPU usage, efficient networking and program-wide optimizations not related to a certain (limited) subset of functions. Benchmarks, by definition, do not provide a real world browsing scenario, and should not be relied on to determine "which browser is faster or better".
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