What other people say about Pale Moon
Collected here are a number of testimonials from people who have tried
"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 18.104.22.168 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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