Firefox 118 Available With Performance Improvements, Automated Translations
Phoronix.com, a tech news website, relies on the support of its readers to continue delivering quality content. Ahead of the official announcement on Tuesday, Mozilla has released the latest version of its cross-platform web browser, Firefox 118.0. This update brings several exciting features and improvements.
One notable improvement in Firefox 118 is its performance. The development builds have shown significant enhancements, particularly under Linux. Users can expect a smoother and faster browsing experience with this update.
Another highlight of Firefox 118 is the continued rollout of automated translation support for web content. Unlike cloud-based alternatives such as Google Chrome, Firefox’s translation feature is done locally on user systems. This ensures privacy and eliminates reliance on external translation infrastructure.
Firefox 118 also includes various improvements for Firefox on Android. Additionally, the Web Audio feature now utilizes the FDLIBM math library on all systems, enhancing anonymity and fingerprint protection. Furthermore, Firefox 118 introduces several new CSS math functions, including round, mod, rem, pow, sqrt, hypot, log, exp, abs, and sign.
The developer documentation for Firefox 118 highlights the support for the HTML “search” element and outlines other API changes. Users interested in downloading Firefox 118.0 can find it on the Mozilla.org server.
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