After the stable and major release of Firefox 57, Mozilla has introduced more efficient and speed promising version Firefox 58 which is build upon the new engine introduces in Firefox 57 known as quantum which is better at exploiting multi-core CPUs.
You may find the direct download links for Firefox 58 at the end of this article.
New features and updates in Firefox 58
Let’s quickly go through the new features and updates included in Firefox 58.
Added support for credit card auto-fill: Now Firefox 58 allows the user to automatically fill in the credit card credentials in forms so you don’t have to type in every time you order something online.
Firefox gives you the privilege to turn on or off auto fill.
WebVR has been enabled for Mac OS X users: Now Mac OS X users can enjoy virtual reality web feature.
Added Nepali (ne-NP) locale: Nepal is added in Locations.
Improved page render speed:Improved page render speed for Windows users with Off-Main-Thread Painting.Mozilla’s solution to improve performance records commands for rasterization in the main thread, but sends these recorded commands to the new paint thread where the rasterization happens. From there, data is sent to the compositor thread.
Please note that the user profile created in Firefox 58 is not supported in previous versions of Firefox.
Security Fixes: Firefox 58 is released with security fixes to solve the Meltdown and Spectre CPU timing attacks.
Crash Reporting: Crash reporting issue is fixed that accidentally sends background tab crash reports to Mozilla without user opt-in.
Download Firefox 58 offline installer for Windows 64-bit (37.5 MiB, 1,080 hits)
Download Firefox 58 offline installer for Windows 32-bit (34.8 MiB, 1,038 hits)
Download Firefox 58 offline installer for Linux (Tar) (53.5 MiB, 421 hits)
Download Firefox 58 offline installer for Linux (Tar) 64-bit (51.7 MiB, 484 hits)
Download Firefox 58 offline installer for Mac (dmg) (52.8 MiB, 610 hits)
Our experience with Firefox 58 has been better than before. Firefox 58 responds faster and its seems like Mozilla has improved on its performance. After installing, please share your experience with us in the comments below. If you encounter any issues, we would appreciate if you can talk to us through comments on this article.
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