Pale Moon (32-bit) 25.7.0

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 (430 votes)


Windows 7/8/Vista/XP / Freeware / 11,359 downloads

Pale Moon is the work of a single individual, using contributed Open Source code to create a full-featured, speed optimized version of the popular Firefox browser. Having seen the advantages on other systems (e.g. Linux) with regards to programs being compiled specifically for the capabilities of the machine it is installed on, it became obviously clear that Windows users were at a disadvantage: Mozilla only releases windows executables with maximum compatibility in mind, meaning that Firefox is made to run on as many different systems as possible, sacrificing efficiency and speed in the process to be compatible with, by current standards, absolutely ancient hardware.

Pale Moon is a middle road, cutting away support for ancient systems to achieve a significant speed and efficiency increase, but not trying to squeeze the last few percent more out of it by limiting the range of systems it will run on even more. It aims to not waste computer resources and power on inefficient programs, while at the same time serving a wide range of systems that are currently in use around the world.

Reviews of Pale Moon (32-bit)

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 25.7.0 (Aug 28, 2015)

    Happy with Pale Moon as i do not like add-ons very much, and Australis is just a lame Chrome rip-off! Classic theme restorer is a lame bandage for simulating customization features again, but only Pale Moon features native customization features inside.

    Do not get confused by that Anti Pale Moon Zealots, if you do not want a lame Chrome clone and are not interested in many add-ons, Pale Moon is your tool of choice :)

  2. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 25.7.0 (Aug 27, 2015)

    not good it erased my firefox settings and bookmarks

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 25.7.0 (Aug 27, 2015)

    Still a great browser. No problems with Add on's or themes.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 25.6.0 (Aug 15, 2015)

    Had an issue with Pale Moon and contacted the developer. He told me that the sites that I visit were the issue and not Pale Moon. Cyberfox works just fine on those sites and even K-Meleon, Waterfox, Firefox. I give this browser a pass. Liked the older versions of the browser, but, not this one.

  5. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 25.6.0 (Aug 15, 2015)

    Slows down my computer and I don't keep many tabs open either. Many add-ons I like to use don't work anymore with Pale Moon. Tried and really like Cyberfox and it's up to date.

Discuss Pale Moon (32-bit)

  1. Jun 29, 2010 - 5:29 PM

    Latest news:
    The Firefox 3.6.6 code base has been released. Pale Moon will follow suit when there has been sufficient time for building and testing it, but development is halted for a few weeks due to relocation. Please be patient, folks!

  2. Apr 9, 2010 - 5:22 PM

    Pale Moon doesn't start (error message when starting)
    Make sure your system meets the requirements to run Pale Moon. The most common occurrence of this error is trying to run it on a PC that doesn't meet the system requirements. If you have an Athlon XP or MP machine or a Pentium II or III, this browser will not run. Because Athlon XP is very popular, there is a version of Pale Moon specifically for those PCs [here], but the main version of Pale Moon won't run on it!

    Pale Moon for Athlon XP
    Note: these builds are a courtesy, and may be updated later than the main browser build.
    By popular demand, these browsers were built specifically for the Athlon XP or Athlon MP processors, since Pale Moon does not support these processors by default. These browsers are not as highly optimized as the standard Pale Moon browser, and were about 7-9% slower on the machine they were tested on than the standard Pale Moon in a synthetic test. Compared to Firefox, this is still a huge speed increase.