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Mozilla Firefox for Windows Mozilla Firefox for Windows 86.0 for Windows

by Mozilla

Avg. Rating 4.0 (9,243 votes)

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File Size 51.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 1,231,430
Publisher Mozilla
Homepage Mozilla Firefox
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Publisher's Description

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is the second most widely used browser.

To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

Latest Reviews

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v86.0 on Feb 23, 2021

A huge improvement in rendering performance over 85 and earlier versions, especially on my crappy Nexus 5X and old Latitude E6510. When they moved to LLVM 11.0.1, the overall performance boost was tangible. I had my doubts before but it looks like Mozilla is getting back to making FF better and, finally, faster. I don't know how much Rust 1.49 contributed to 86's performance improvements though. Maybe it helped the Android and Apple M1 crowd?

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v85.0 on Jan 25, 2021

Yay, they finally killed Flash support. At least doing that reduiced the installer size. Yes, the browser feels snappier than 84 and 83. I can feel they've made strides in improving performance. Very snappy on my crappy old E6510. 86 is going to get an even better performance boost. Things are looking up for Mozilla. Glad the layoffs didn't kill progress.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v85.0 on Jan 25, 2021

Firefox 85 is out, code name: what did they f**k up this time.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v84.0 on Dec 18, 2020

Can still customize and hack the crap out of it. JavaScript performance on some artificial benchmarks is still down since switching to WARP. Mem use is still lower as well which is great for lower power machines / 32-bit crowd. Let's hope FF85 is all they promised and more with further WARP improvements and better Webrender support for the Linux folks. Mozilla is on a roll so let's hope they don't screw the pooch and do something dumb.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v83.0 on Nov 17, 2020

I can customize and hack the crap out of FF to this day and can't say the same for other mainstream browsers. Can't say I notice much speed improvement on the front end but my machines are Ivy Bridge so maybe a bit long in the tooth to realize the new improvements. Mem use does seem to be lower on my machine so that's always a plus. Still, we have to wait until FF 84 before we can realize Rust 1.47's improvements and FF85 before the rest of what they intended to improve in FF83 (WARP). By then the MASSIVE Rust 1.48 release should be helping improve FF perf. At least I hope.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v82.0.1 on Oct 27, 2020

Feels more responsive on my old machines but a lot of code in FF seems to have prevented LLVM 11's performance boost for being actualized. In fact, perf went down a bit on some artificial benchmarks. It looks like *only* by FF84 will we see Rust 1.47 be pulled in. This will hurt FF numbers, perf and user experience for another 2 months.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v81.0 on Sep 21, 2020

With Mozilla having suffered a huge employee base culling due to Covid sapping the global economy and workforce, it's forced them to really put a finer point on what matter most: a solid, fast browser experience. 80 was a look at things to come. 81 seems to have polished the improvements. 82, I see, has finally switched over to using LLVM 11-rc2....but not Rust 1.46? Come on Mozilla. That would make the Linux folks SUPER happy and help with Android a lot. I guess we'll have to wait until v83.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Still the most customizable browser, period. Although some customization has been lost with the the XUL extensions now not allowed, It is still my favorite browser.

Everyone seems to be using Google Chrome these days, but I refuse to install Google spyware on my system and use a browser that will not allow a REAL Bookmarks Sidebar

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Allot of the minor browsers I have use in the last few years either aren't updated or not compatible with some websites. I've tried all the big boys. Chrome, Edge, Opera, whatever version of IE still exits. I still come back to the mozilla browsers as my main choice. Still have Pale Moon as a backup browser but Firefox is my main browser again.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

It's not perfect and has gone in some questionable directions but it's return to form is welcome. Mozilla sticking to waht works and not trying to reinvent the wheel is a good idea going forward. It's been held back by the fact that LLVM 10 hates it but looks like the prospect of moving to LLVM 11 for v82 is going to be a huge performance win across all platforms. All the work that Martin Stransky did for Linux folks is very welcome. Should only get better from here!

Avg. Rating 4.0 (9,243 votes)
Your Rating
Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v86.0 on Feb 23, 2021

Pros: A marked improvement in rendering performance over 85 and earlier version.

Cons: By now FF should be leveraging more of the GPU when and where possible to offload rendering. The new Warp Javascript engine still needs some fixing up to bring back performance in a few non-mainstream areas.

Bottom Line: A huge improvement in rendering performance over 85 and earlier versions, especially on my crappy Nexus 5X and old Latitude E6510. When they moved to LLVM 11.0.1, the overall performance boost was tangible. I had my doubts before but it looks like Mozilla is getting back to making FF better and, finally, faster. I don't know how much Rust 1.49 contributed to 86's performance improvements though. Maybe it helped the Android and Apple M1 crowd?

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v85.0 on Jan 25, 2021

Pros: Finally killed Flash. the most hated thing ever invented.

Cons: None.

Bottom Line: Yay, they finally killed Flash support. At least doing that reduiced the installer size. Yes, the browser feels snappier than 84 and 83. I can feel they've made strides in improving performance. Very snappy on my crappy old E6510. 86 is going to get an even better performance boost. Things are looking up for Mozilla. Glad the layoffs didn't kill progress.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v85.0 on Jan 25, 2021

Pros: all

Cons: all

Bottom Line: Firefox 85 is out, code name: what did they f**k up this time.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v84.0 on Dec 18, 2020

Pros: Still the most customizable.

Cons: Still needs to improve JavaScript perf as compared to Chrome. Linux WebRender support improving but should be better at this stage in the game.

Bottom Line: Can still customize and hack the crap out of it. JavaScript performance on some artificial benchmarks is still down since switching to WARP. Mem use is still lower as well which is great for lower power machines / 32-bit crowd. Let's hope FF85 is all they promised and more with further WARP improvements and better Webrender support for the Linux folks. Mozilla is on a roll so let's hope they don't screw the pooch and do something dumb.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v83.0 on Nov 17, 2020

Pros: Still the most open and modular out there.

Cons: Should really be leveraging Rust 1.47 and LLVM 11's perf improvements by now.

Bottom Line: I can customize and hack the crap out of FF to this day and can't say the same for other mainstream browsers. Can't say I notice much speed improvement on the front end but my machines are Ivy Bridge so maybe a bit long in the tooth to realize the new improvements. Mem use does seem to be lower on my machine so that's always a plus. Still, we have to wait until FF 84 before we can realize Rust 1.47's improvements and FF85 before the rest of what they intended to improve in FF83 (WARP). By then the MASSIVE Rust 1.48 release should be helping improve FF perf. At least I hope.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v82.0.1 on Oct 27, 2020

Pros: Snappier page loads.

Cons: Still not leveraging Rust 1.46/1.47 and all the best of LLVM 11.

Bottom Line: Feels more responsive on my old machines but a lot of code in FF seems to have prevented LLVM 11's performance boost for being actualized. In fact, perf went down a bit on some artificial benchmarks. It looks like *only* by FF84 will we see Rust 1.47 be pulled in. This will hurt FF numbers, perf and user experience for another 2 months.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v81.0 on Sep 21, 2020

Pros: Still the best for privacy and securty.

Cons: Have to wait until FF82 for LLVM 11 performance benefits.

Bottom Line: With Mozilla having suffered a huge employee base culling due to Covid sapping the global economy and workforce, it's forced them to really put a finer point on what matter most: a solid, fast browser experience. 80 was a look at things to come. 81 seems to have polished the improvements. 82, I see, has finally switched over to using LLVM 11-rc2....but not Rust 1.46? Come on Mozilla. That would make the Linux folks SUPER happy and help with Android a lot. I guess we'll have to wait until v83.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Pros: Not Google Chrome
Has a bookmarks sidebar
Very customizable through about:config or userchrome.css

Cons: Not sure I like the direction Mozilla is going. Seems they try harder every day to be a Google clone

Bottom Line: Still the most customizable browser, period. Although some customization has been lost with the the XUL extensions now not allowed, It is still my favorite browser.

Everyone seems to be using Google Chrome these days, but I refuse to install Google spyware on my system and use a browser that will not allow a REAL Bookmarks Sidebar

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Pros: Best of all latest browsers

Cons: Been down this road for awhile, but allot of the old add on's dont work for some time now. But still, enough newer ones work that make this my primary browser

Bottom Line: Allot of the minor browsers I have use in the last few years either aren't updated or not compatible with some websites. I've tried all the big boys. Chrome, Edge, Opera, whatever version of IE still exits. I still come back to the mozilla browsers as my main choice. Still have Pale Moon as a backup browser but Firefox is my main browser again.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v80.0 on Aug 27, 2020

Pros: Still the best open source browser.

Cons: Being held back by trying to make it what it's not.

Bottom Line: It's not perfect and has gone in some questionable directions but it's return to form is welcome. Mozilla sticking to waht works and not trying to reinvent the wheel is a good idea going forward. It's been held back by the fact that LLVM 10 hates it but looks like the prospect of moving to LLVM 11 for v82 is going to be a huge performance win across all platforms. All the work that Martin Stransky did for Linux folks is very welcome. Should only get better from here!

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v78.0.2 on Jul 9, 2020

Pros: New add-ons are increasing after the "great purge."

Cons: Still stuck on LLVM 9 and Rust 1.43. Should have been moved to LLVM 10 by now. 10.0.1 is about to be released. Tsk tsk.

Bottom Line: Still my go to browsers, especially on my Android. Yes, it is battery hungry on Android but hoping when 78 ESR is released it'll be better and faster! Snappier than 77 was on my old work PC. 80 is going to be a HUGE boon for Linux folks. Good job Mozilla.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v77.0 on Jun 2, 2020

Pros: Working so much better for Linux. Windows version has lost a bit of perf recently. Could be due to still not being on Clang 10 and newer Rust.

Cons: Could be faster given the version number.

Bottom Line: Still a solid browser and you always know what you're getting. Would like to see it built on Clang 10 and Rust 1.43 by 78 but doesn't look like it will. Bummer.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v75.0 on Apr 6, 2020

Pros: Still has great add-on support

Cons: Score a bit lower on some artificial benchmarks.

Bottom Line: Slug Coordinator is a twonk.

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v74.0 on Mar 11, 2020

Pros: Pros, Firefox has made me move to Waterfox far superior...........

Cons: Con's it wiped out many plugins I use thus stopped using it and went to Waterfox.

Bottom Line: Update the Screen Shot of the Current Programs the Image is years outdated.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v70.0 on Oct 22, 2019

Pros: Getting faster with every iteration and still runs well on my old clunky E6510 @ Win 10 X64. Although FF70 only got a minor perf bump from Rust 1.37 and LLVM 8.0.1, FF71 is moving to LLVM 9.0.0 and, if we're lucky, Rust 1.38 so it should see a good perf improvement as well. Still needs to work on the JavaScript speed to match Chrome but who gives a fornicate about JavaScript anyway.

Cons: Needs some work in a few performance areas.

Bottom Line: Maybe not as fast as Chrome in a few benchmarks but certainly runs circles around Chrome on my Android in terms of *NOT* suffering browser hijacks and other issues. Works well for what I need and still gettign faster with every version.

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