Pale Moon 24.7.1

4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 (351 votes)


Windows 7/8/Vista/XP / Freeware / 10,467 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

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 24.7.1 (Aug 7, 2014)

    An excellent browser. It has been my default browser for months. It still has the "old" FF design and works better than the current FF. For some reason I keep Chrome as a secondary browser and it can't touch Pale Moon or FF.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 24.7.1 (Aug 7, 2014)

    + 1

    Muy bien!

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 24.7.1 (Aug 6, 2014)

    Rock solid browser. Place to go to recover from the Firefox nightmare.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 24.7 (Jul 31, 2014)

    I havent used FF in almost a year, so I dont know about all the changes you are talking about. Why havent I used it in all this time? Pale Moon. No better browser out there..

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 24.7 (Jul 30, 2014)

    Simply excellent and all of my extensions work on my 11.6 notebook, unlike FF. Don't get me wrong I like FF very much, but not so much since they changed the design. I also had to deal with frequent crashing with the new FF. Palemoon is a cut above and my default browser.

Discuss Pale Moon

  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.