There are several different browsers available out there today, some of which are more preferred than others, although sometimes preferred doesn’t necessarily mean the best. For example for a while, Google’s Chrome browser was notorious for being a memory hog, although its speed and features did help make up for it.

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Now if you’re running a computer that doesn’t have quite as much RAM, like an older PC, and you want something a bit less memory intensive, then you might want to check out Firefox 54 which was recently announced by Mozilla, and which they are touting it to be the “best Firefox ever”.

According to Mozilla, “With today’s release, Firefox uses up to four processes to run web page content across all open tabs. This means that a heavy, complex web page in one tab has a much lower impact on the responsiveness and speed in other tabs. By separating the tabs into separate processes, we make better use of the hardware on your computer, so Firefox can deliver you more of the web you love, with less waiting.”

Ultimately this means that Firefox 54 will be less memory intensive compared to other browsers. In Mozilla’s comparisons, they found that the latest release consumed the least amount of RAM compared to the competition, with Chrome consuming the most, Microsoft Edge second, and Safari third. If you’d like to check it out, head on over to Mozilla’s website for the download.

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