What other people say about Pale Moon
Collected here are a number of testimonials from people who have tried
"I noticed the beginning of the end of Firefox for me at
around the v4 version, struggled on with it for a while trying to fix,
undo and remove each and every "feature" they added.
One day, enough was enough - searched for alternatives, found a few contenders and tried them all.
Some didn`t make it beyond 30 minutes of testing, then I tried Pale Moon.
Almost three years later as I type this, I am still using Pale Moon *exclusively* - that says something in itself.
PaleMoon is what Firefox should have been.
PaleMoon is on it`s own path and continues to excel.
- Not pandering to the whims of UI designers who appear to make change for the sake of change alone,
- Not adding uneccessary features while removing useful ones,
- Not blindly following trends and mimicking other browsers.
It`s highly unlikely that I will be changing to any other browser, any time soon."
Joe (United Kingdom) - Pale Moon 25.1.0
Just updated Firefox, everything
went bad, had to revert to old version.
Been a Firefox guy since it was Mosaic, I almost forgot what a browser
should be like, so glad you didn't!
Brings me back to the old days when things could be small, fast, and
10x faster than FF, and works,
w/out forcing any 'IE/Chrome/Apple/Trying-to-think-for-you'
crap on me.
I love it, instant convert. Again, thank you!"
grizzman (Milwaukee, WI, USA) - Pale Moon 25.0.2
"Just started using this on my 64 bit Win 7 PC.
using Chromium vs. Chrome before and it was killing my RAM (8
GB). Pale Moon is significantly faster and using a lot less
RAM. Very nice.
Excellent job on the browser!"
Tom (Winthrop Harbor, IL, USA) - Pale Moon 25.0.1
"Installed on both laptop (Linux Mint) and PC
(Windows) where latest version of Firefox was installed already.
My experience: better speed, better browse experience in comparison to
Firefox on both laptop and PC.
Conclusion: Pale Moon is a very good
browser, better than Firefox as far as I have experienced.
P.S.: In the past I have also tested other browsers, but I stayed with
Pale Moon made me switch to another browser; Pale Moon!!"
Stapelbroek (Beltrum, Netherlands) - Pale Moon 24.7.2
"As I am in advising security measures for IT
know just how vulnerable the web browser is to different attacks.
Firefox has always been the best, tried chrome but really not a fan.
Version 29 was the last straw, a new terrible design UI that was
unnecessary along with increased crashing.
Palemoon is now the browser I recommend as the default on all client
machines... Inlcuding my own for probably 9 months now.
Thank you Palemoon! Keep on developing and I'll keep deploying."
Rick Ross (USA) - Pale Moon 24.7.1
"I just really feel like I should thank you for saving me from a heart attack.
After foolishly updating my Mozilla browser... Everything was messed up
and nothing was working anymore and I was legit freaking out because
the sudden dread of potentially losing all my bookmarks, meticulously
adjusted add-ons and just... Everything. Horror.
Pale Moon simply adopted everything, popped up and... Works. Everything is there, nothing
needs to be recollected, and it all works.
Thanks for that and... Please stay that way. Many people actually use
their statusbar and wish to keep their tabs on bottom, clickable and
closable and simple. I fail to see why other browsers make it more and
more bothersome to actually use them.
So... For now, you saved my life. Thanks for that and hopefully you
stay that awesome~"
Zet (Wolfsburg, Germany) - Pale Moon 24.7.0
Been using it about 6 months now and I'm delighted so far! Good work to
the all the Pale Moon developers and maintenance people.
You've created a fine browser that has replaced Mozilla Firefox for me."
Mike Spottiswood (Canada) - Pale Moon 24.7.0
"Great job, guys.
I'm significantly more
productive in Pale Moon than in any browser
Your time and energy has been well spent. Thanks."
Tom (Perkasie, PA, USA) - Pale Moon 24.6.2
"Being a very happy Netscape to Firefox user from the
very beginning, my satisfaction and
patience with Firefox v29.0 finally died. Why did they killed
such a product with new awful and dead-end-street interface features?
Even Classic-Theme-Restorer did not work as expected.
Pale Moon is now like a
miracle. Much faster,
less RAM, simpler, ... and all my 40 FF-add-ons are working perfectly."
Joseph Eyberg (Stuttgart, Germany) - Pale Moon 24.6.2
"I am here along with most other people because of
I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04 and good grief - it came with
FF29. I did my best to work with it, and installed one addon after
another trying to get back the functionality that was lost. Some things
I could restore, some things - like back and refresh buttons - were
fixed and unchangeable. On top of it, most of my addons had issues with
These changes were made for NO good reason except to mimic Chrome. Duh
- if I wanted to use Chrome I would. I wouldn't need a knock-off.
Reading other people voicing their mutual discontent and recommending
Pale Moon lead me to look into it. Lo and behold, there is a Linux version. I
installed 24.6.0 on my desktop (Xubuntu 14.04), and 24.6.1 just now on
my laptop (Xubuntu 12.04 LTS).
So far, both are running nicely. I wasn't able to use the migration
tool - it is Windoze only, so I wound up using FEBE and so far so good.
All my addons are working.
I am also not seeing the constant
stalling when loading web pages that I was seeing with FF 28 & 29.
That was driving me freaking nuts.
Pale Moon is like one of the good old early versions of FF - fast and
(so far) stable. To the person who maintains this fork of FF and does
all the work- my hat's off to you. You've made a lot of people happy
with this browser. Sanity, common
sense and regard for the user prevails at PaleMoon.org! Thank you!"
Linux Chick (Stroudsburg, PA, USA) - Pale Moon 24.6.1
"Like almost everyone who has left a testimonial, I
found myself growing increasingly
frustrated with the laggy and jaggedly loading Firefox 29. I couldn't rearrange the
reload/stop buttons to where I wanted them and the new look was just
bland and unintuitive.
I discovered Pale Moon in a discussion on a forum and decided to try
out the 32 bit version. After installing I thought 'ugh great I'm going
to have to set up this entire browser from scratch, I can't be
bothered' so I uninstalled.
The next day, during another of Firefox 29s painfully long stalls, I
decided to have another go with Pale Moon. This time I tried the 64 bit
version and used the Pale Moon
Migration tool. I could not
have been more delighted
with the result! All my bookmarks, bookmark toolbars, live bookmarks,
add ons, cookies, passwords were transferred perfectly. There was no
more setup needed. I felt like such a fool for not using the Migration
tool in the first place. So easy!
This is my first day using Pale Moon and I have to say, so far it beats Firefox in speed and ease of use.
It's not lightning fast but as other users say, loading websites is a
matter of split seconds, as opposed to many seconds with FF 29. I
haven't had one slow down or lock up as yet and I feel instantly at home with the
All in all, I could not recommend this enough and will be migrating to
Pale Moon on my backup laptop as well as my families machines.
Devs behind Pale Moon, I'd like to give a big thank you! And if possible, buy you
Tristan Lancaster (London, UK) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"I, like many others here, was a long time user of
but the recent update 29 made me lose all hope and patience for
Firefox. After finding Pale Moon and trying it for just around 10
minutes, I knew that this was all I was looking for.
If you're also tired of the direction Firefox is taking, but want to
use something similar in user experience and UI as earlier versions of
Firefox, this is the answer. Pale
Moon brings back so many features you might have been missing in recent
version of Firefox, and it does so quite well.
There have been no problems with Pale Moon yet, used it now for two
weeks, and I don't need 10+ plugins just to have it look and feel the
way I want it to.
I am currently using the 64-bit version, haven't tried 32-bit and
probably won't. So far, every plugin I've tried has worked with the
64-bit version, and no other problems have arisen.
All in all, if Firefox is your browser, but you've grown tired of it
for whatever reason, then try Pale Moon.
Gurra P. (Stockholm, Sweden) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"Things like this don't happen in my
dreams! Today I was in a state of exasperation with Firefox 29. I had
finally restored its interface tolerably
using the Classic Theme Restorer, but the tabs were too tall and I
could find no way to fix that. That wasn't the end of the world, but in
the course of my searching for a fix I saw mention of Pale Moon in a
forum post, and downloaded it just for the hell of it, not really
expecting anything really worthwhile.
To my surprise, Pale Moon turns out to be just what I've been wanting for yonks,
and to my amazement I've now relegated Firefox to the wings and will
most likely actually boot it off my computer altogether very soon! Pale Moon has all the great things of
Firefox, including all the add-ons that I've found so useful,
yet none of the down-sides of all the
ghastly 'improvements', and even a promise of nothing like that
awkward and confusing Firefox Australis theme, thank goodness!
Also, as a great bonus, I find that Pale Moon loads large or complex
pages for me much faster than recent versions of Firefox have been
doing. That isn't Internet performance - I've noticed this with my own
local copies of my web pages. Some would take about 3 to 5 seconds to
load in Firefox, but no more than .25 seconds in Pale Moon. Thank you
really greatly, Pale Moon developer - a
brilliant piece of work and expression of user-respecting sanity!"
Philip Goddard (Exeter, UK) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"People have forgotten what a web browser is suppose
to really do which is to surf the web
quickly and without much (if any) fuss.
Everyone started that way initially. However, as time went by,
the browser wars heated up and only "fought-back" among themselves with
mostly "candy" additions that either compromised the functional
integrity or caused outright system instabilities.
Pale Moon has brought us back
to where the web browser belongs...a
fast, reliable and simple means to obtaining everything the Web has to
offer without the "candy" bloating and adolescent add-on junk most apps
Chris Tocci (Halifax, USA) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"I am so glad to have found Pale Moon.
I was a long time (20yr+)
endorser of Firefox and even tolerated their many downgrades until version 29. I knew there had
to be something better and this is it.
I highly recommend only using the 32-bit version of any program as it
is lighter and faster than 64-bit. This program is no exception. That
said, This is our new default browser
and we would like to thank the authors."
Jerry Mander (Fox lake, IL, USA) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"I discovered Pale Moon this afternoon, after finally
losing my last shred of patience with Firefox. And... [cue angelic choir and radiant
beams of light] this is such a thing of beauty I nearly want to
weep with wonder and gratitude.
The migration tool migrated everything
-- the 31 tabs I had open, my saved user names and passwords, and every
one of my extensions, including two that I'd had to disable because of
incompatibility with the latest FF.
It just WORKS. And it
does it the way I want it to!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your work on this! I'm looking
forward to a long and happy relationship with Pale Moon."
Tamara (Seattle, WA, USA) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"After Firefox 29 with their new horrible interface
(Australis AKA FireChrome), I was forced to look for alternatives. I
had already tried Waterfox but had some bugs, but then I tried Cyberfox
but it do not convinced me, I tried Palemoon and I love it!!
Pale Moon has the interface and customization options just as i like,
plus is lighter and optimized, but the most important: not looking to become Chrome"
Arturo Gonzales (Mexico D.F., Mexico) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"After the recent Firefox 29 release, I had to find
an alternative, and so far Pale Moon looks very promising.
I can't say too much about the code itself or potential new features as
I haven't explored them, but the old and loved features are all there,
and (it might be placebo, but...) it feels like Pale Moon does the same
job slightly faster. I've lost
nothing and gained some. This might very well be the best browser
Kudos for the "Firefox ->
Pale Moon" migration tool as well,
it successfully migrated all my bookmarks, settings, cookies, as well
as 11/12 add-ons, (The last, incompatible one was an easily replaceable
theme), for reference only 9/12 of my add-ons were compatible with the
latest release of Firefox."
Blumkrauk (Finland) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"After getting frustrated with each new Firefox
taking away more options and features, I began looking for an
alternative browser. After a quick search, I discovered Pale Moon. Not
only does it look and feel like classic Firefox, it retains many
options and features removed from previous Firefox versions. It even lets me customize the browser how I want
it, which is no longer possible in Firefox thanks to Australis.
There's even an x64 version,
something Mozilla won't provide for Windows users.
I've been a loyal Firefox user since 2004, but thanks to the new
direction of Firefox, I had to abandon ship. I used Pale Moon for
nearly 18 months, and I'm very
satisfied with it.
I've also recommended it to my friends and family. Thank you for making
an excellent browser, and for not playing "follow-the-leader" with
Eric Pimm (Phoenix, AZ, USA) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"I've used Mozilla browsers from the days of
switched to Phoenix, renamed Firebird, renamed Firefox. After so many
years, I became disenchanted, unhappy with the Firefox Rapid Release
process as well as changes that appear on the surface to be merely for
the sake of change.
My thanks to satrow who introduced me to Pale Moon. Based on his
introduction, myself and others have happily made the switch to Pale
Moon. Following the release of FF 25, I was very happy to have been
introduced to Pale Moon. After the "change for the sake of change"
release of FF 29.0 today, I'm seeing posts at other forums and in
Facebook about others following our example.
So, thank you for all the work you do
keeping Pale Moon updated and secure."
Corrine (SecurityGarden) (Upstate NY, USA) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"I use Pale Moon now since version 9 and I never
switch back to Firefox.
Since Firefox goes slow and overload with unnecessary features, I look
for a other browser and found Pale Moon, which i love!
Pale Moon is faster, more stable,
more customizable than Firefox and with the power of the firefox
addons, the best browser.
So with Pale Moon i have a optimized, 64Bit, in short... perfect brower.
Thank you, Moonchild!"
Mirko B. (Müncheberg, Germany) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"Switched to The Moon and I've never looked back.
Unbelievably good browser. So quick and it seems weightless.
Pale Moon is my default browser and I am not comfortable on anything
else now! Thank you so much!
I appreciate all your hard work!"
Lucy Wain (Birmingham, USA) - Pale Moon 24.5.0
"Really like Pale Moon.
I switched over from Fire-Fox and now run Pale Moon as default. I even run it in Linux Mint under Wine
and it works just fine after I got Flash to run videos.
Byron McCarty (Hillsboro, KS, USA) - Pale Moon 24.4.2
"I actually found this web browser one day with a
web search. I am glad I found it. This browser is much less laggy and
pages load so much quicker than my previous browser.
Thank you for making this browser. I like the Firefox interface but not
the lag that goes with it. This one is much quicker."
Brandon N. (Grafton, WV, USA) - Pale Moon 24.4.2
"Congratulations, very satisfied with Pale Moon, it
is very fast,
and use low resources, comparing with Firefox or Chrome.
I use it on i3 Notebook, 2Gb, and Pale Moon go perfect."
Eduardo A. Perez (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - Pale Moon 24.4.2
"Since the latest beta (29) of Firefox finally
trashed the tabs-on-bottom feature
for good, that Pale Moon still has it has become a killer app for me.
The fact that it's also super-fast
is just gravy!"
Greg (Yorktown, VA, USA) - Pale Moon 24.4.1
"I can't thank you enough for providing this refuge from Mozilla (Australis
especially) and Chrome.
My biggest (only, actually) complaint is that it took me this long to
switch to Pale Moon!
Speed, stability, a *real*
customizable UI, add-on compatibility...what's not to love?!
I am now looking forward to some enjoyable and productive browsing. Thank you Pale Moon!"
Brian (Chicago, IL, USA) - Pale Moon 24.4.1
"This browser is way faster
and more responsive than
It's like the best features of Firefox have been chosen and optimized,
to give this software a big boost of
speed and stability.
Way to go! My thumbs-up. ;)"
Laur Florin (Bucharest, Romania) - Pale Moon 24.4.0
"User of Pale Moon on desktop and laptop with both
Windows and Linux for 3 years.
Thanks so much for your policy
of retaining the traditional status bar on updates.
Firefox has become so annoying and intrusive with their upgrades
they've become another Google, so I've removed their new versions from
my computers and use Pale Moon and Waterfox instead. I'm happy to
continue supporting this so useful browser."
Claudia Chuba (Yuma, AZ, USA) - Pale Moon 24.3.2
"I have been a regular user of Pale Moon on my
only recently I heard about an Atom optimized build which I installed
To be honest I wasn't expecting much if any improvement as I have tried
optimized Firefox builds before with little noticeable difference.
I am so impressed that I had to leave feedback, on image heavy sites I
usually get a lot of lag and jerky scrolling but with this Atom build
the difference in performance is incredible, it is like a processor
Thank you for the great work."
Brandon (Napier, NZ) - Pale Moon 24.3.1-Atom
"Being a Firefox fan fore many years since version
Have always liked the options and many extensions Firefox has. After
upgrading to the new 26.0 version I was very disappointed: first, the
start up time was very slow, plus the old download manager box was gone.
Then I discovered Pale Moon 24.2.2 -- instantly I was very impressed:
the start up time was a great improvement as well as the old Download
manager box was still implemented.
I can honestly say this is the best browser out there at the moment.
Jason Hewkins (Liverpool, UK) - Pale Moon 24.2.2
"I have used The Moon for about 5 days now...five
glorious days of lovely hassle free
It's a miracle, I know, but, By Jove, I think you got it!! I love this
browser and I have been a devout Firefox girl for years. There was
nothing out there that could tempt or sway me...till you came along and
I'll never let you go!
thank you, thank you!
Everybody gotta love The Moon!"
Lucy Wain (Alabaster, USA) - Pale Moon 24.2.1
"I've been a devout Firefox user ever since version
however after that Mozilla seemed to start going in the wrong direction
with Firefox. The missing progress bar, moved tabs, and the way all of
the button placements are scattered around really brought the browser
down. Pale Moon is everything I would
want to have in a browser, it's visual UI is slick and easy to
use, and reminds me a lot of Firefox 3.
The performance of the browser is great as well, especially considering
that there is a x64 version of the browser available. I am currently
using the x64 version of Pale Moon, and I will never switch browsers
Pale Moon is Firefox done
Ryan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA) - Pale Moon 24.1.2
"Pale Moon is
I don't think I'm going back to Firefox. Your choices of what to leave out from
original code couldn't have been better.
I am a Firefox user originally who had to switch to Chrome due to
system crashes caused by display driver conflicts. I tried Palemoon
during my attempt to go back, but it had the same problem, but once I
found out the solution, (even to my surprise) my choice was Pale Moon
Thank you for developing it."
Mr. Rajat (New Delhi, India) - Pale Moon 24.1.1
"Have used Pale Moon (among many others) since it was
No doubt it, is the very best. Use it daily."
Daniel (Placentia, CA, USA) - Pale Moon 24.0.2
"As a heavy Firefox user I never felt comfortable
using another browser, until I met Pale Moon.
Pale Moon has what I need:
- A Firefox Based Browser
- Faster than the normal Firefox
- Easy to migrate profiles
After 3 days of using Pale Moon I can't see myself going back to the
The Moon may be Pale but I'm all red full of love with this browser."
Jonathan (Malta) - Pale Moon 24.0
" THANK YOU!
I now have something like the Firefox that I loved — before they ruined
it — but better! I'm so grateful that I can hide the stupid tab
thing because, when your eyes are as old as mine are getting, you need
all the screen area you can whilst
retaining the menu and nav bars. Give me an actual window
Also I love that it can import my hundreds of F/fox bookmarks.
Absolutely loving Pale Moon and I simply wanted to say thank you!
Great job! :-)"
Mr. Sandy Burnett (Saskatchewan, Canada) - Pale Moon 24.0.2
"I've been a Firefox user ever since FX 2.x, running
on Win XP with an old Duron CPU ...
I've switched to a new computer, Windows 7, and curious to find out
what a browser of the Firefox family could bring to my new
configuration, I installed Pale Moon 24.0.1 64-bit yesterday
I've made it my default browser."
Daniel LeBrun (Tours, France) - Pale Moon 24.0.1
"Thank you, Pale Moon team.
This browser is WAY ahead of anything mainstream browsers offer, native
64bit, processor/memory individualized optimization, MACHINE CODE
programming, and more.
THIS BROWSER ROCKS HARD, it's like fishing with a grenade."
Taivo Tobreluts (Viljandi, Estonia) - Pale Moon 24.0
"I was looking for a browser that I wouldn't load up
lot of crap (only bookmarks on bar), no tool bars, etc. and had a bit
of the pedigree of the once fine Firefox before amphetamines were their
candy of choice and they started putting out a update every other
I wanted it for speed and one that didn't crash with each click.
So I found Pale Moon. Nice but nothing fancy, i.e.: just
right. Fast and little, if any, crashes.
So I got curious, scraped a little paint off its simple exterior and
guess what I found. A Ferrari, red of course. Sweet."
Richard (Cynthiana, KY, USA) - Pale Moon 20.2.1
"I've been using this browser for a few weeks now,
have to say it's quite stable. The difference in memory use from the
original mozilla builds is quite remarkable, although processor use is
almost double that of Mozilla.
I've used every mozilla build possible:
Aurora, Nightly, Waterfox, Firefox, and even the IceDragon supplied by
I used Nightly a lot, because it was 64 bit, but after getting a
serious crash and not being able to make it work again even after a
complete uninstall and fresh reinstall, i had to let it go. I wanted to
come back to it but since Mozilla dropped support for 64-bit i didn't.
Aurora seemed a bit of the same.
Firefox got heavier and heavier and IceDragon is just a resource hog
and it lags a lot. I don't know what security improvements and or
add-ons are there but it's way too heavy on resources.
I had waterfox for a few weeks than i started to experience crashes
more often than firefox so I uninstalled that too.
Pale Moon seems to do the job
it has everything Firefox does, it's lighter on resources, it's a
smaller package, a bit faster and doesn't take so much RAM away from
me. I didn't get any crash from this so far and I've used it for almost
Although other browsers score higher on reviews, few people actually
know that even though Firefox is slower it displays the pages a lot
more accurately than the others, doesn't mess up text or pictures or
java/ flash and so on. I'm glad to realize that Pale Moon retains that
I like the fact that it's a 64 bit version, i also like the fact that
it's under development and i can rely on it to grow and be faster and
even more optimized and I hope to see tests that completely crush the
competition. Other than processor improvements I'd also like to see
optimizations for graphics cards. and other visual aids like the
progress bar from safari while loading a page and so on.
I'm going to keep using it untill something goes terribly wrong but by
the looks of things the packages are smaller and the browser is faster
and memory footprint is kept under control."
Adrian S. (Targoviste, Romania) - Pale Moon 20.2
"Just wanted to say a
big THANK-YOU for all the work you put into building Pale Moon and now
maintaining it. I've been using it for a couple years since
discovering it through Lifehacker article (I think) and have been
satisfied with its speed, RAM usage, and feature list. I especially
appreciate how you remove some of Firefox's most annoying features that
people don't want, as well as your comments on UI design and the
placement of the address and bookmarks bars.
Please keep up the good work, and thank-you again."
Steven (Scottsdale, AZ, USA) - Pale Moon 20.2
"So far so good. No memory leaks, crashes or
Quite surprised actually.
I have no idea what you did,
but well done."
Scott (Düsseldorf, Germany & London, UK) - Pale Moon 20.1
"I started using Pale Moon two months ago. I
have several windows open and several tabs per window.
With a 6X AMD 3.2 chip and 8 Gb of memory.. why not x64 bit.
I was running Firefox on my home PC (same situation there) but tried
WaterFox. After a day, the tab pages started to go black. So here
I am with Pale Moon x64 on my home PC. It's eating 380Mb of
memory, but I'm only using 24%. So go figure.
It's quick, works fine on my office PC that is on 24/7 and I only
reboot Friday afternoons before I go home."
Mike Butkus (Hunterdon County, NJ, USA) - Pale Moon 20.1
"THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
At long last a browser that is stable,
easy to use and intuitive. I love the looks, the clean
interface, the ease of navigation and everything about it. Pale
Moon - which, by-the-way, is a very cool name - is everything that
Internet Explorer is not. As a matter of fact, I like Pale Moon better
than Chrome, Firefox or Safari and have made it my default browser.
I look forward to a long and productive relationship with this
MCRuppe (Bloomington, USA) - Pale Moon 20.0.1
"I have been a long time user (v3.0) of Pale Moon,
and it never ceases to amaze me the amount of work you folks must put
into this project. Words alone cannot be enough to express my gratitude
for making the best damned browser
available and better yet, free. My job requires that I spend a
lot of time on the internet doing research for projects, searching for
solutions, etc., and I cannot imagine the times before I discovered
Pale Moon doing all that I have to do on the web.
I have donated to the project a few times because I feel compelled, in
some small way, to compensate you wonderful folks who make this thing
so efficient, fast and enjoyable. I know I sound like a broken record,
but thanks again for all of your hard work. V20.x.x looks like a winner
CheezeFlavor (Twin Cities, MN, USA) - Pale Moon 20.0.1
"A big thank you for developing the Pale Moon project!
I'm a retiree, and my PC should have been retired before me! Pale Moon
enables it with its whoopin 247 MB of RAM to actually speed along at a
acceptable rate. [...] Pale Moon works in 128 MB of RAM, nearly a third
of the memory Firefox requires? That's what I don't get: Firefox uses
more memory, requires 512 MB of RAM, even more than that monster Google
Again, Thanks guys."
Dick Cherry (St. George, Utah, USA) - Pale Moon 15.4.1
"Best browser for
I was a firefox user for many years and decided to test other browser.
From all the Firefox custom-build that i have tested, the Pale Moon was
the best of all no doubt.
I recommend Pale Moon to all my buddies, friends and classmates.
Very good Project...
Take my donation and do a good job guys."
Luiz Alexandre Lima (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Pale Moon 15.3.2
I had given up on finding fast browsers."
E. McDowell (Matthews, NC, USA) - Pale Moon 15.3.2
"I was trolling around the web out of curiosity
there aren't just four or five browsers out there, there is a whole
profusion and CONfusion of browsers, and reading about them only made
me more confused.
It was during this random knocking about that I discovered Pale Moon.
That it is a modification of Firefox was reassuring, so I tried it. It
isn't perfect; it hangs or is slow occasionally, but compared to other
browsers -- ESPECIALLY on Vista and 7 -- it is so fast, stable and
nimble that using it is a real
and that's saying something these days, when using desktop computers is
becoming way less fun and way more of an ordeal than it used to be.
I've switched over to PM almost exclusively except when Firefox has
something that just won't run on PM or when a website requires IE."
I.J. Davidson (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) - Pale Moon 15.3.2
"Ever better with each update!
I now use 11.0.1 on my desktop dual Vista/PCLinuxOS, plus on an
old HP laptop with either PCLOS Zen Mini or Saline OS (thru Linux's
WINE). So light-footed, fast
and trouble free.
This developer has taken great pains to do this thing right and I'm pleased to send my
second contribution this year in gratitude.
Thanks, Moonchild team!"
Claudia Chuba (Yuma, AZ, USA) - Pale Moon 11.0.1
"Over the past few weeks I've been trying different
browsers and builds, since moving my computing needs over to a
netbook/tablet. I'm currently running Win 7 HP on a Lenovo S10-3T, with
a limited N455 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor and 1GB of ram. In addition
to this, I even have a 4GB SDHC card dedicated only to Readyboost.
tried everything from the lighter IE9, builds of Chrome and Chromium
(including Rockmelt) to Opera and browsers with a lower market share
such as Avant, in search of something powerful enough, but light enough
for my computing needs. I needed something that didn't hog both CPU and
RAM resources, which is why I've stayed away from the Firefox builds.
After reading many reviews and conducting many searches, I lucked out
and came across Pale Moon, my blessing in disguise.
This browser is definitely in tune
with Windows and is very light on
resource usage. I'm currently running v9.2 with at least 10 addons in
the background (including, but not limited to yoono, 365scores,
Forecastfox, etc.). Under normal usage on my configuration, resource
usage for RAM increases to around 100-150MB, CPU load is barely
noticeable as well. This is running an average of 4-5 tabs open at
once, since I like to search topics and open multiple tabs before I
view them. Out of curiosity, I even opened up a youtube tab and hulu
tab to see if I could 'bog down' my system. To my surprise, it kept
chugging along, with real usability.
This browser is definitely awesome and I highly recommend it to anyone
looking for power and real functionality, but at the same time
something light enough to be barely noticed in the background. My kudos
go out to the developer of this browser and his hard work in his free
time is definitely appreciated by this user!"
Matt McCaskey (Atlanta, GA, USA) - Pale Moon 9.2
"This has to be the fastest browser I've yet to see.
the fact it's Firefox as Firefox has always been my favorite due to
customization, this however, runs circles around every browser I've
seen. It actually makes me want to be on windows.
I LOVE it.
Thank you. :)"
Anthony Burkett (Aurora, USA) - Pale Moon 9.2
"After being a long-time user of Firefox, and wishing
would be more efficient, less resource intensive and generally less
cantankerous, I have found that exact Mozilla based browser in Pale
For the last couple of years, it has been my browser of choice. I
appreciate the efforts of all of the developers on this project and
everyone that has helped create it.
Other than an occasional hiccup, not at all unusual for any browser,
and most brought upon by my own experimentation, it has been a rock solid performer.
Steve S. (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
"Simply the best browser on Internet!
Nothing of useless features, JUST what you need. I have tested a lot of
browsers, lots of hours testing all of them: Chrome, IE, Opera... all
of them with a LOT of features... most of them useless...
This Browser is really what I need: Speed & Productivity all of the
Richard Araya (Zarcero, Costa Rica)
"Pale Moon is a lean mean fast machine. I am totally
happy with the performance of this browser.
Recently, I had an issue and reported it to Pale Moon and within and
hour I had a response from Pale Moon with the solution to my problem.
This browser is not only a great browser but, support is top notch
also. If you don't find your answer in the troubleshooting guide or on
the forum then you can report your issue and be assured of a prompt
Thanks, Pale Moon, for this great browser."
John G. (Albuquerque, NM, USA)
"That's the way
Firefox should be.
They removed some very annoying UI changes of Fx 4 (for instance, the
"addon bar" remains the "status bar", without that big X button that
removes it whenever you accidentally click it, and still aligned to the
right) and some CPU consuming useless features.
As far as I tested (SunSpider and Peacekeeper), it's respectively
around 2.5 and 10% faster than Fx. Startup, which is my major issue
with Firefox (other speed tests don't really matter for real life use),
feels quite faster too.
Long story short: with it I can use all the add-ons that render Firefox
indispensable to me, but with improved performance."
"I have used every browser that I know of for
windows, but Pale Moon beats them all.
I love this simple little browser.
I've not experienced one problem with it. Everything performs
I use Pale Moon exclusively for watching programs and movies online and
it never crashes; unlike Firefox. Firefox has gotten to the point
that it will freeze, crash, nor will it allow use of pop-outs on DIVX
players. It's a real headache.
I have not experienced any of those issues with Pale Moon.
Thank you for sharing it with the internet community.
>From an eternally grateful fan."
Debra Normand (Memphis, USA)
"Fast, efficient and fully compatible. What
more can I say?"
James Carey (Columbus, GA, USA)
"Just wanted to let you know that I have made Pale
Moon my default browser!
My company uses several ERP applications such as Oracle
Applications. And everything is so much faster and more efficient
when working from Pale Moon. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your efforts
and forward thinking.
Perhaps you are already aware, but you
have really set the standard for what a browser needs to be within a
Keep up the good work!"
Matthew Laptad (Herndon, VA, USA)
"Having a very good i7 laptop and 8GB of RAM I didn't
think there would be a browser which would improve on speed. Boy was I wrong! Lightning quick to
open, and loads up websites with impressive speed.
If you love surfing the web then you should download Pale Moon today,
you won't go back!"
Peter-John Radcliffe (Farham, UK)
"It's a cliché but... Palemoon put the fun back in surfing.
I struggled for the longest time with older versions of Firefox after
it started getting bloated and unresponsive (Ver 4+) but this is it.
Perfectly seamless migration from Firefox just added to my appreciation.
Göran Ingvarsson (Kristianstad, Sweden)
"I have been using Firefox for a while now, migrated
IE. It is a really good browser and highly customizable. However, with
one drawback: high memory consumption which seriously impacts its
I came across Pale Moon and have been using it for a few days, have
customized it and I am impressed with what you have done, it uses less
system resources than Firefox 5 and is generally snappier in use. In
particular, whilst still not perfect, it consumes much less system
memory, I commend the reintroduction of the Status Bar which should
never have been removed by FF in the first place, and the various other
tweaks you have made make it more functional in use.
Please continue your efforts with Pale Moon with emphasis on optimizing
memory issues in future updates.
I will be using Pale Moon as my main browser from now on.
Keep up the good work."
Stephen May (Sevilla, Spain)
"I have used several browsers over the past
web surfing I have done. I have always preferred Gecko based
browsers but was growing disenchanted with Firefox, as it was slowing
down and having other issues which thankfully were mostly resolved in
version 5. I had heard of Pale Moon but had never given it a try
As another reviewer stated: "a
browser is a browser or so I thought until I tried Pale Moon".
I could not believe the difference in speed, stability, and overall
performance with Pale Moon. What makes this possible is removing
the unnecessary code that bloats Firefox's multi-platform model.
Pale Moon has become my default browser and I look forward to future
releases - I would be crazy not to use it, since it integrates into
Windows better than Firefox and has less bloat. It appears the
memory leak issue that has plagued Firefox for a long time may have
been addressed with Pale Moon! Kudos!
Besides, it also has a really cool program icon from my
"I often test new software, browsers, etc.
I more or less just stumbled onto this "Pale Moon" browser and it
caught my eye, so thought to myself "Hey,
I'll give it a whirl round the web."
Firefox is my browser of choice anyways, and I have tested loads of
different builds, so I downloaded and set up this great looking Pale
moon browser and have now been using it for near to a week.
Please believe me when i say "Hand on
heart, this is the most well thought out, fantastically smooth,
featured packed, fast as hell, brilliant build of any kind I've ever
I wont tell you about the awsome tools it has built into it... I'll let
you discover them for yourself; but I'll just say WOW and Hats off to
the creator: you have in me a Pale moon convert and I'm 100% impressed
and am looking forward to more future builds.
Thankyou very much for this tool."
Markus Moto (Birmingham, U.K.)
"I gave Pale Moon a shot when I saw it was on x64
but now I can't do without it - it's fast, stable, awesome and works
just out of the box.
For me, it's a masterpiece of browsing software and I'm already
spreading the word about it.
The author has outdone himself with this nice program"
They can't touch
"Just installed the Pale Moon Browser. And, I must say, it's like manna
from heaven. The migration tool is right on time. Perfect!!!
I started browsing the web and almost immediately I noticed the very
impressive speed this little baby has. I mean simply amazing.
This is an excellent product, worthy of all the adorations any slick
browser should have. I'm quite sure it'll knock the socks off of
any other browsers in the wild. It'll smoke 'em. Hands down!!
Thank you, thank you, and thank you for this most impressive piece of
work. I'll be sure to spread the news.
The Pale Moon Browser is the MC Hammer of all browsers. 'They all can't
touch this!' "
"I love palemoon.
I know this browser from a forum in my country (Indonesia). I tried it
because I really hate that my Mozilla keeps crashing all the time and
always ruins my day...
After I try palemoon, awesome... First, I am impressed with its speed,
faster than all other browsers out there, and after I used it for a
long time, I feel satisfied for its stable engine.
Now, I never use any browser except Pale Moon because I had enough
trouble before, and Pale Moon can cure my headache... :P"
"I run a website and hence live in my browser even
than most do nowadays. I often had to deal with slow load times,
crashes and just sluggish performance.
Since I have switched to Pale Moon all those problems have gone
bye-bye. I can now get the news up in seconds of release and can
confidently set up an upload knowing that my browser wont crash.
Pale Moon, thanks for removing one of the most common headaches I deal
Conor Hughes (Dublin, Ireland)
You got a five-star
hit on your hands
"The moment I stumbled on to the homepage, it seemed too good to be
true so I decided to prove to myself why this wouldn't be the browser for me.
I downloaded, installed and browsed with it. It performed well and I
found myself begrudgingly impressed as I am most browser-jaded. I
imported my bookmarks from an HTML file before I realized I was
enjoying myself. So I decided to drive it harder.
I opened tab after tab, all graphics and/or flash heavy, and it didn't
even hiccup. So I left them open while I downloaded a few PDF and video
files. I think there may have been a few seconds pause on tab number
eleven when I went to view it so, of course, I had to check for updates
to add-ons as well. That'll crash it, right? Wrong.
Surely, it was luck, so I did this several times over a period of a few
days, becoming more and more demanding, until I thought I'd run this
browser into the ground. I did this while using other resource-heavy
applications at the same time. I really wanted to see what it would
take to get it to freeze or crash.
Well, I got news for you, I have no idea what it will take to down this
browser. I'm worn from driving this thing at 200 mph down the internet
highway and the only comment I can give you is that this is how a
browser should drive with Gecko as the engine powering it.
Pale Moon is a smart, fast and good-looking lightweight browser that
uses fewer resources and delivers each time."
Gen (Sonoma, California, USA)
"Having dealt with hit and miss web browsing - lots
session recovery and such - I have to say, Pale Moon feels more stable
and quicker. It hasn't broken where the other browsers have in the past
would (Java, Flash and JScript).
I can run alot of Flash and JScript and I don't get the session
failures that Chrome, IE & Firefox give me for the same content.
Sure they would recover, but I don't do that anymore with Pale Moon -
hell of a great browser!
I give it five stars!"
Keith Neilson (Thatcher, Utah, USA)
"A major thanks to Moonchild for such labor intensive
in only making better one of the best browsers in my opinion,
especially when receiving limited help and code assistance from the
I know how hard having your own baby project is to keep up with along
with everything else in a normal life not including fixing all the
mess-ups mozilla does with all of their new releases.
It's great to have an optimized and debugged version of software
released at the same time as the "official" software.
Many thanks again and you are greatly appreciated and referred to
everyone I know always."
Tophkr (Jacksonville, USA)
"Some guy asked me what i think about Pale Moon.
I was already a Firefox user so i imediatly downloaded.
I noticed the speed and the page-loading increased and now i am a Pale
Excelent work with the migration tool also."
Paun Traian (Focsani, Romania)
"Heard about Palemoon in forums et al. Just got
downloaded the appropriate version (AMD Athlon). And boy, it just flew
right from double clicking the Setup file itself. See, your belief can
influence your binaries also!
Terrific job guys! Just keep it up.
And thanks a ton."
"I tried and tested many browsers in the last few
(mostly in portable form) for my ordinary laptop. And this one was
surprise. Fast, ok. It is. But stability?... I have seen that in first
15 min. of browsing (my laptop is a slower machine and this browser is
an ideal partner).
Overall, I am very, very satisfied and wish you to go on.
All the best."
Danko Zivkovic (Belgrade, Serbia)
"I have been a Firefox user for many years, up to and
including trying out all the FF4 betas, up to beta 6, with each one
getting slower and having more problems than the previous one to the
point of utter frustration, and removing them and going back to
A month or so ago I happened upon Pale Moon, and thought I'd give it a
try. Well, there's no looking back now. It is noticeably
faster than FF3.6.11, doing everything that I use a browser for, with
fast page opening etc., no freeze ups so far, and if it's possible,
Pale Moon 3.6.11 seems slightly faster than Pale Moon 3.6.9.
Excellent job, keep up the good work!"
Charlie Anderson (Canada)
"Let me just say that I LOVE PALEMOON!
I dumped Opera and Firefox in favor of your browser. I had been using
Firefox as my main browser for over 4 years, and naturally I had it
customized *exactly* how I liked it. I was a bit worried when I first
switched to Palemoon; what would happen to all my settings, plug-ins,
bookmarks? What about my Persona (aka 'skin')? Well, importing my
Firefox profile (bookmarks, preferences, plug-ins, etc) could not have
been easier. Keep up the good work!"
David Buckman (Reno, USA)
"I didn't really believe it would be any good
- but how wrong could I be? It loads very, very quickly, displays pages
in an astonishingly short time, does everything I want it to do and
shuts down and releases memory quickly as well. EVERYBODY should try it
"I did believe that nothing could be better than
FireFox, I've using it
since old good Mozilla times. What a surprise was to see that even
can be optimized so much more! Daily, I surf with Ad Block Plus,
Tidy and a ton of plugins that slows my FireFox. But Palemoon helps to
cut-off the payload in speed and performance when add-ons work, so I
better response from the browser. For my needs, this is the best of
worlds in a single bundle."
Gerardo Rubio (Mexico City, Mexico)
"Impressive! The third version I've run on my flakey
Sempron 3100+, and PaleMoon continues to shine. Unlike other browsers,
PM has not crashed my system, crashed itself, or failed to load a page."
All up, a worthy addition to the FF based lineup that has earned PM its
place as my new default browser. I look forward to even better browsing
with new PM versions once FF updates its code.
Colin (Greenbank, Australia)
"I used Opera for years and only Palemoon could make
me change my mind.
It is excellent, safe and very fast.
These days I use Opera 10.50 and... Palemoon 188.8.131.52 remains somewhat
faster in the burden
of most pages, plus other benefits."
must say that I love this browser - I install it to all my clients (I
repair PCs) and then add an Internet Explorer theme to it (to ease the
learning curve) and they always ask me, "What did you do? My computer
is a lot faster! Thank you!"
I like that part because firefox is already a lot faster than Internet
Explorer and if you add the optimizations of this project for my
clients, it is like I installed a faster CPU more RAM and faster hard
Guillermo Siliceo (Mexico)
"On benchmarking fully patched to latest version
browsers in random orders, it's consistantly around five times faster
than IE8 and its derivatives, and 2-4 times faster than Opera.
Perhaps not so clear, with my erratic connection, was benchmarking
against its parent Firefox; but in actual use Pale Moon showed a clean
heels. Startup is faster, and it easily handles pages like my bank
login that Firefox simply wont touch."
"Possibly the best browser, it's purely awesome :D
Can have my usual 500+ tabs, no problems. Firefox decided to become a
CPU intensive app after the 470 tab mark."
Kel Dunningham (Australia)
"While I haven't actually run tests on it I would say that appears to
bit faster than your ordinary Firefox build.
It also uses slightly less memory.
I was also surprised to discover that no configuration is necessary.
All your Firefox plug-ins, Bookmarks, Etc are automatically up and
running with everything working correctly.
In short, it is an improvement over the ordinary Firefox build."
Ian (over at Freewarefiles)
"Have been a Firefox addict for years but had been very disappointed
with the latest version as it would just not integrate with my ISP's
SlipStream accelerator. Was about to go back to v 3.5 when I found
Palemoon and decided to give that a go as it might be even better. Sure
enough, it is without a doubt the very best Firefox I have come across.
Really noticeable difference in speed, specially with poor quality
rural dial up connections. It's everything a browser should be."
Linda (over at Softpedia)
"This is a truly amazing speed boost and very stable."
"Somehow after trialling a parallel install, Palemoon
actually fixed a long
standing problem Firefox had suffered from with some Neopets games. Not
how it did that, but the 'fix' remained after temporarily removing
'just to see'. It even pulls ahead of Chrome when one has to navigate
through several intensive pages."
The Black Maned One (Queensland, Australia)
"I'm satisfied how smooth it works. Better than
original FFox definitely.
Keep up the good work, mates!"
"Its really lightweight and quick responding compared
to Firefox. Gone are the days when my 512MB laptop used to hang /
freeze for a minute everytime when I clicked on 'browse' for adding
attachment to emails! Or even in the downthemall add-on, when you add
multiple files for download, Firefox will freeze for a few moments.
Gone are those problems. This Palemoon is really quick responding, no
lagging, no freezing, no delay in start-up time. And with noscript and
'adblock plus' addons, this is a killer browser with superfast jet
speed. I recommend it to everyone!
And I appreciate & admire the software developers and pray for
their long and healthy life- so that they can continue making more such
"I just wanted to send a sincere thank you for the
time and effort you've given the community. I've been teeter tottering
back and forth between Chrome/Firefox and with the changes in gecko I
was happy with the real world numbers versus webkit.
That being said.. after 24hrs of testing.. Pale Moon has swept my feet
out from under me in love. The functionality of the (imo) superior
Firefox extension set and the speed of Chrome. I couldn't be happier.
I will be doing your word of mouth campaign as best I can."
"Tried using Palemoon (3.6.3) with huge extension
list (about 70) and Russian locale, on two WinXP SP2 systems.
It seems that all works fine (at least all that I use in everyday
tasks), and the promised speed gain is for real, I see it.
Recommended Palemoon to my friends on Livejournal social network.
There was one problem with Russian chars in extension pop-up
notification, but that is very minor for me.
Thanks for your work!"
"I am a security analyst by trade and have been a die
hard user of Firefox.......till now!
Pale Moon browser is a breath of fresh air and exciting software to
use. Its speed is superior to Firefox which is a plus. Hats off to The
Pale Moon Project and its developers great job done!
I'm staying with Pale Moon and not looking back"
"Wouldn't use Firefox if some one paid me, but this
variation of it is sweet. I'm only calling it that right here for
descriptive purposes, otherwise Palemoon IS NOT Firefox at all.
None of the phoning home just from the default bookmarks that Firefox
The basic tweaks in about:config are already done, so I don't have to
do that first thing. Can't believe the people over at Mozilla are too
braindead to do that to Firefox, by default.
Firefox has been known since its inception to have memory leaks that
they still haven't been fixed. None of that in Palemoon.
Don't have much use for addons like so many people do. Stupid, IMO. I
do use adblockplus and flashblock is all.
Like I said, wouldn't touch Firefox with a 10 foot pole, but have
Palemoon on all 6 systems of mine.
Keep rockin' people!!"
"I have used all the major internet browsers
(Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera) and without a doubt,
Palemoon rises above all of these. Imagine the customization of
Firefox, powered by speed rivaling Chrome and handling pages with
extreme ease; Low RAM and low CPU usage as well. This will be a browser
I will be using for years."
"Clearly a much better improvement in speed compared
regular firefox. I have a gaming computer and a really slow netbook and
can notice a huge speed jump on both of them. At work I'm usually on
my slow netbook and firefox gets really slow when I have 4 or more tabs
open. Now with PM I can have 10, even 20 tabs open and PM still works
flawlessly. PM is now my ONLY browser and its here to stay."
"I love it. I love
it. I love it.
I had been in browser limbo for a long while after quitting Firefox the
first time. I liked Firefox, but it was just too slow and
bloated. It'd constantly crash and eat up system resources.
I tried Chrome, Opera, Safari, even – god help me – I.E., but none of
them individually were as customizable, efficient, stable, and speedy
as Pale Moon. This browser is my lifemate."
"I have been using Firefox since version 1.
A friend of mine introduced me to Pale Moon and I tried it out.
I noticed the performance difference immediately. Very fast on Windows
7 and my dual core.
Would recommend to anyone with a decent PC."
"I usually don't give feedback.
After all, you expect a program to do its job. And a browser is a
I was a Firefox user from when it was called Phoenix. I used it for
years, custom builds and all. I even made my own builds.
But then Google Chrome came out, and it beat FF speed-wise hands down.
I switched, and started playing with Chromium (the open source version
of Chrome, for those who don't know).
The other day, I somehow stumbled upon Pale Moon while looking for
Chromium tweaks and decided to try it out. I was blown away. Not only
does Pale Moon do everything it promises, it does it exceptionally well.
All the benefits of Firefox and its addons and themes, plus so much
more. The difference in speed between Chrome/Chromium and Pale Moon on
my machine is glaringly noticeable.
Pale Moon has managed to convert me back to Firefox in 2 days. I
commend you on this most excellent build.
Keep up the great work!"
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Fast to download, easy to install and a perfect migration of my FF
No tests run, but it seems at least 20% faster. Great, thanks!"
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