Firefox 18 Gets an Ion Boost of Open Source Acceleration (that’s better on Linux!)


Firefox 18 is now officially in Beta and it is likely to be the fastest browser ever released by Mozilla.

The reason of the speed boost is a new tech that I first wrote about back in September called IonMonkey. It’s the latest iteration of Mozilla’s JavaScript engine and follows in the footsteps of JaegerMonkey/SpiderMonkey.