The launch of the new version of Pale Moon 28.17 in which highlights he resumed from support for DOM file system API, as well as the solution to a problem that generated high CPU usage after returning from sleep mode, among other things.
For those unfamiliar with Pale Moon, you should know that this is a fork of the firefox codebase focused on providing better performance, preserve the classic interface, minimize memory consumption and provide additional customization options.
The project adheres to the classic interface organization, without switching to the Australis interface built into Firefox 29, and provides extensive customization options.
Main new features of Pale Moon 28.17
In the new version the date and time format in the interface has been adjusted to match the locale of the operating system, in addition, support for the DOM file system API was resumed to improve compatibility with web applications.
Another important change in this new version is in the code for the global user-agent override, which has been moved to the network component and now it is controlled via the parameter network.http.useragent.global_override. If you change this parameter, the browser displays a warning with the option to reset the settings, as it affects the operation of the compatibility modes.
On the part of the bug fixes, it is noted that problems with the design of element tables were corrected, In addition, an issue with high CPU usage after returning from sleep mode was fixed and the list of network ports to which connection is prohibited has been updated. In particular, ports used in NAT transfer attacks were added to the blacklist.
Of the other changes that stand out of this new version:
- In the JIT compiler, some specialized optimizations are disabled by default and cause crashes and problems.
- On the Windows platform, the handling of downloading files without extensions has been changed, Pale Moon no longer tries to launch such files, but instead displays the contents of the directory with the downloaded file.
- Updated list of root certificates.
Finally, if you want to know more about this new version of the browser, you can check the details In the following link.
For those who are interested in being able to install this web browser on their distro, they just have to open a terminal in your system and type any of the following commands.
The browser has repositories for each version of Ubuntu that still has current support. And in this new version of the browser there is already support for Ubuntu 20.10. They just have to add the repository and install by typing the following commands:
echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_20.10/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list curl -fsSL https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_20.10/Release.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home:stevenpusser.gpg > /dev/null sudo apt update sudo apt install palemoon
While for those who are users Ubuntu 20.04 They are going to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and in it they are going to type the following:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_20.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list" wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_20.04/Release.key -O Release.key sudo apt-key add - < Release.key sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install palemoon
Now for users who are on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS version execute the following:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list" wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.04/Release.key -O Release.key sudo apt-key add - < Release.key sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install palemoon
Finally for whoever Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users They will run the following commands in the terminal:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list" wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.key -O Release.key sudo apt-key add - < Release.key sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install palemoon
And ready with it, you can start using this web browser.