Pale Moon Pale Moon 28.2.2 for Windows

by Moonchild Productions

Avg. Rating 4.2 (614 votes)

File Details

File Size 32.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 15,276
Publisher Moonchild Productions
Homepage Pale Moon

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v28.0.0 on Aug 17, 2018

Pretty good. Been fooling around with this for a day now. Only couple sites had problems. All my add on's and themes came over which is a major plus. I love the Moonscape theme. Brings back that old school Netscape feel.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v27.8.3 on Mar 29, 2018

I used this for a while, then tried cyberfox.. then just went back to firefox. At this stage there are good replacements for all the addons that went extinct with FF59, so Im back and all is working well.

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v27.8.1 on Mar 6, 2018

I've used Pale Moon for many years and am satisfied with PM's performance relative to FF and other browsers similar to FF and will continue to use it unless it becomes unusable.

IJLV

IJLV reviewed v27.1.0 on Feb 13, 2017

Absolutely terrible. Earlier versions of Pale Moon were very, very good. Have switched over to Cyberfox for all my browsing needs.

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v27.0.3 on Dec 20, 2016

Tried this. Seems to be highly compatible with Firefox addins.

Downside is it seems to carry over some of the process hanging of the faults that stopped me from using Firefox (close firefox, then restart - often does not restart and 2 instances hanging in memory). Too bad because I like FF (and some of its clones like this) over Chrome/IE/Edge/Opera.

I can only give it a 4 because I do not find it as useful as I would like.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v26.4.1 on Sep 24, 2016

Still my go to browser, small light, no real problems on any site I visit. As others have said, what Fire Fox was in the beginning and should have been all along until the "gee whiz, let's add this to it" crowd started developing it.

Barbi

Barbi reviewed v26.4.0 on Aug 24, 2016

Really liked the earlier versions. Too many issues with websites with Pale Moon using the Goanna engine. Prefer Cyberfox.

ComputerLuvr

ComputerLuvr reviewed v26.4.0 on Aug 24, 2016

Ever since Pale Moon starting using the Goanna engine, many sites I use on a daily basis don't recognize it. Especially the site I use for my online daily banking. Don't have this issue at all whilst using SeaMonkey, Firefox, Cyberfox, K-Meleon. The earlier versions of Pale Moon were very, very good. And no, I'm not a Pale Moon hater. Not at all. The browser does show promise, IMHO it just needs further work. Will check in on newer versions and check the progress.

rallen52

rallen52 reviewed v26.3.2 on Jun 27, 2016

i stopped using firefox because it would freeze up,this did the same thing,anyone know if they fixed this problem?

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v26.3.0 on Jun 21, 2016

Still giving a 4 because a couple sites are having issues with it. But for the most part, its pretty good. Got allot of old firefox themes and add on's to work with these newer versions. So its like browsing in the old days in allot of ways.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (614 votes)
Your Rating
Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v28.0.0 on Aug 17, 2018

Pros: works well with very few problems. Lots of themes and add on's to choose from

Cons: Some sites had problems but only a couple.

Bottom Line: Pretty good. Been fooling around with this for a day now. Only couple sites had problems. All my add on's and themes came over which is a major plus. I love the Moonscape theme. Brings back that old school Netscape feel.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v27.8.3 on Mar 29, 2018

Pros: free

Cons: not modern

Bottom Line: I used this for a while, then tried cyberfox.. then just went back to firefox. At this stage there are good replacements for all the addons that went extinct with FF59, so Im back and all is working well.

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v27.8.1 on Mar 6, 2018

Pros: Has been around for many years and still functional and works with many firefox addons (however not all sometimes due to version number differences and other differences)

Cons: Some firefox addons might not work and that is important to some users. Continued differences between firefox and Pale Moon almost since inception.

Bottom Line: I've used Pale Moon for many years and am satisfied with PM's performance relative to FF and other browsers similar to FF and will continue to use it unless it becomes unusable.

IJLV

IJLV reviewed v27.1.0 on Feb 13, 2017

Absolutely terrible. Earlier versions of Pale Moon were very, very good. Have switched over to Cyberfox for all my browsing needs.

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v27.0.3 on Dec 20, 2016

Tried this. Seems to be highly compatible with Firefox addins.

Downside is it seems to carry over some of the process hanging of the faults that stopped me from using Firefox (close firefox, then restart - often does not restart and 2 instances hanging in memory). Too bad because I like FF (and some of its clones like this) over Chrome/IE/Edge/Opera.

I can only give it a 4 because I do not find it as useful as I would like.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v26.4.1 on Sep 24, 2016

Still my go to browser, small light, no real problems on any site I visit. As others have said, what Fire Fox was in the beginning and should have been all along until the "gee whiz, let's add this to it" crowd started developing it.

Barbi

Barbi reviewed v26.4.0 on Aug 24, 2016

Really liked the earlier versions. Too many issues with websites with Pale Moon using the Goanna engine. Prefer Cyberfox.

ComputerLuvr

ComputerLuvr reviewed v26.4.0 on Aug 24, 2016

Ever since Pale Moon starting using the Goanna engine, many sites I use on a daily basis don't recognize it. Especially the site I use for my online daily banking. Don't have this issue at all whilst using SeaMonkey, Firefox, Cyberfox, K-Meleon. The earlier versions of Pale Moon were very, very good. And no, I'm not a Pale Moon hater. Not at all. The browser does show promise, IMHO it just needs further work. Will check in on newer versions and check the progress.

rallen52

rallen52 reviewed v26.3.2 on Jun 27, 2016

i stopped using firefox because it would freeze up,this did the same thing,anyone know if they fixed this problem?

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v26.3.0 on Jun 21, 2016

Still giving a 4 because a couple sites are having issues with it. But for the most part, its pretty good. Got allot of old firefox themes and add on's to work with these newer versions. So its like browsing in the old days in allot of ways.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v26.2.0 on Apr 6, 2016

Very good so far. Had problems with the initial 26 release. But these last couple releases seem to have fixed those problems.

Fred G. Sanford

Fred G. Sanford reviewed v26.1.1 on Mar 4, 2016

Is Pale Moon EVER going to work properly with MOST websites? And will they EVER update their ad blocker extension so that the browser doesn't take forever to load?

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v26.1.0 on Feb 17, 2016

still using the Goanna engine

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v26.1.0 on Feb 17, 2016

still using the Goanna engine

GrailKnight

GrailKnight reviewed v26.1.0 on Feb 16, 2016

What Firefox should have been had it a competent development team that listened to its users.

Palemoon v26.1.0 x64 runs just fine on my Win7 & Win10 machines which is the name of the game. Lower memory usage then Fx IMO.

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