Mozilla to Bring Multi-core, Multi-process Content Support in Firefox

Open source software developer Mozilla is working towards bringing multi-core processor support for its Firefox web browser.

The company, which recently dished out Firefox 5, said in a blog post that it will bring multi-process content support on Firefox.

Mozilla’s Chris Blizzard said that with every release, the browser will become more stable and responsive. According to the post, the company plans to overhaul the browser to take advantage of multi-core systems.

“Computing is quickly moving to a multi-core model. The speeds of processors aren’t increasing as much as they have been in the past, largely due to the constraints imposed by power and heat as well as the move to mobile. Basically everyone at this point has a multi-core processor on their desktop or laptop” Blizzard explained.

Mozilla further plans to add multi-process content support for security and protect the browser from plug-in crashes. The company said that it had been registering one or two plug-in crashes per 100 users per day but added that crashes that can be contained to the content processes are easier for diagnose.

The company also said that the work on multi-process content it was carrying out will help it to curb the looming issue of memory leaks within the browser.