Mozilla's Rust-based Servo browser engine inches forward

Next-gen Servo project more fully exploits modern multicore hardware, but don't expect it to replace Firefox any time soon

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For some, Mozilla's most intriguing Web project isn't the next version of Firefox -- or any version of Firefox, for that matter. It's an entirely new Web browser engine, code-named Servo, written in Mozilla's Rust programming language and intended to fully exploit modern, multicore hardware.

Earlier this week, Servo's development team released a new iteration of the project with an all-new UI -- reminiscent of the tabbed interfaces found in modern browsers -- built using the first full 1.0 release of Rust.

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