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Thread: Pale Moon 26 released

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    hackerman1 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Pale Moon 26 released

    (2016-01-26)

    "This is a new milestone release !
    It's been in the works for a good number of months, and has many hundreds of notable changes, fixes,
    and improvements that can't possibly all be listed here.

    These release notes for this version are a concise summary, lifting out the most prominent and important changes.
    You may find slightly more detailed release notes on the forum.
    "
    A summary of important changes, for the complete list see the release notes

    General release notes

    Pale Moon is now building on the new Goanna engine instead of Gecko.




    Fixes / changes

    The layout parser/renderer has received many updates with this change over to Goanna,
    improving web compatibility and standards compliance in many areas.

    The browser user interface has received updates, making it more compatible with Windows 10 in many respects,
    and more in line with the general styles of the operating system version it is run on in terms of the shapes of controls and color setting.
    Updated graphics/media support: Pale Moon now supports the WebP image format, properly scales EXIF rotated JPEGs,
    has updated support for different WebGL texture formats, improved scaling of vector images, updated libpng, libjpeg-turbo, libvpx,
    and misc other upstream libraries/modules, and more !

    Security updates


    Added support for 128-bit Camellia-GCM ciphers in addition to the existing CBC ciphers,
    to offer a more internationally diverse choice of secure encryption ciphers than just AES.
    Added an advanced, active XSS (cross-site scripting) filter.
    Pale Moon will now check for XSS attacks and block XSS content in the resulting pages.
    Distrusted several root certificates in accordance with security best practice.
    Removed several hazardous modules like the maintenance service and the identity module.

    Ported all security updates from Mozilla that are applicable/relevant to our code base,
    (up to and including all security issues made known to us until now).

    Pale Moon

    Pale Moon, Release Notes


    Note: Itīs easy to start using Pale Moon.
    Start PM, let it create a default profile, then close it.
    Find the PM-folder, copy your Firefox-profile there and change the path in profile.ini.
    Really simple.

    You can also find instructions for migrating from Firefox on the Pale Moon webbsite.
    Since Pale Moon uses itīs own profile, you can have both Firefox and Pale Moon installed, and even use both at the same time if you want.
    The only limit is RAM....
    Last edited by hackerman1; 28th January 2016 at 14:50.
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    hackerman1 is offline Senior Member
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    PM 26 is faster than 25.8.1.
    No problems so far with PM 32-bit, but the problems with PM 64-bit on Youtube are still there.
    As described on Pale Moon-forum...

    The problems fx. occurs when watching a video on youtube, switching to another program, back to PM,
    and immediately selecting fullscreen video in the flashplayer.
    Then the plugin-container crashes.

    If you get those problems on Youtube, use the 32-bit version of PM (on Youtube) instead.
    You can have both versions (32-bit & 64-bit) installed, just install them in different folders...
    Last edited by hackerman1; 31st January 2016 at 15:06.

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    You use Palemoon as your default browser?

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    Yes, for a couple of years.
    Default and only browser.
    I only use IE, (old) Opera, and (old) Firefox for doublechecking when there is a problem with a webbsite.

    Pale Moon is really good, (after some minor customizations) it looks like the "classic" Firefox (before Mozilla destroyed it...), and there is also a 64-bit version.
    Same (or better) security than Firefox.
    All (relevant) security-updates for Firefox are also available for Pale Moon, which releases a new version just a few days after Firefox is updated.
    No problems with 32-bit, only minor problems with 64-bit (Youtube) see my post above.
    Last edited by hackerman1; 10th April 2016 at 23:04.
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