Firefox 79 is the new version of the Mozilla web browser for PC (Linux, Mac, Windows and Android devices) and if you expected something new that would get you up from wherever you are sitting, unfortunately this is not the case.
Firefox adopted the development cycle and quick releases, even more so since this year, in which the new versions of the browser appear monthly, the news tends to be few and of an incremental type, with some exceptions. And this is not one of those exceptions.
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What’s new in Firefox 79?
The most striking thing about Firefox 79 is the extension of the support of WebRender, the new generation web rendering engine that Mozilla has been working and implementing for a long time with the aim of reaching Chrome. And although Chrome does not reach it, it does offer improvements for all regular users of Firefox with exceptions, worth the redundancy.
Thus, the deployment of WebRender support started with Windows 10 and continues there: first with certain configurations based on NVIDIA and later with AMD and Intel, where it continues now. For more information, the project wiki, where you can check at a glance how the support of this technology works with the different operating systems and hardware configurations.
For the rest, Firefox 79 collects various fixes, various security patches and also extends the function of Pocket highlights to new regions: after Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, it is Germany’s turn; but Mozilla determined to continue giving it, so there is nothing else to do except disable it from the options, which is what many users do.
This is at least what Mozilla has to indicate in the Firefox 79 release notes, which do not always include all the news that the browser receives. But it is what it is, although it would be great if we were surprised -for good- more often than they do.