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can you even get IE9 on OSX?
here's a windows test from tom's
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,2909-13.html
Ah I missed that, this was on OSX, that's why I see...
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I opened 5 tabs/web pages and only used 0.02 GB of RAM in Firefox, so it's really nominal...

I doubt that most people with newer computers would have less than 1 GB free, so 40 tabs is doable in most cases..
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Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
I opened 5 tabs/web pages and only used 0.02 GB of RAM in Firefox, so it's really nominal...

I doubt that most people with newer computers would have less than 1 GB free, so 40 tabs is doable in most cases..
I have 10times that amount in a single tab in chrome...
Edited by kyle-reece - 6/9/11 at 9:17am
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There's still a few things I can't do or do the way I want on Chrome, it's annoying.
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Lawl, Chromefail.
Actually, that keeps chrome from being slowed when you are switching through multiple tabs, most of us have <6gb of ram, so 1.5gb on FOURTY tabs isn't so bad
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I have at least 5 tabs open at all times (17 now, doing a bit of wikipedia research) and Chrome never gives me problems, even with the 4GB of ram I have (Well, 2 if you deduct the GB that is hardware reserved, and the GB that W7 takes up)
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Strangely the fastest browsers are the ones with more RAM taken.
RAM usage is no more a problem/issue.
   
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post #38 of 79
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To me, everyday usage means this:

GMail, OCN, a couple of random websites, and MinecraftForums.

This eats around 190-230MB on Firefox and nearly 350MB on Chrome. Opera sits at 300MB.


That's why I still use Firefox.
Really ?
Why do you even care about memory usage with your usage and your 4GB of RAM. It's not like it's making your electricity bill noticeably easier to swallow.
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Some people's desktops scare me, especially alt+tab addicts, haha

I usually have 4-5 tabs MAX. I'll use more in certain situations but i can only look at one page at a time, and that's what my favorites bar is for, quick switching.
    
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post #40 of 79
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I really don't see how you can notice a difference between mere browsers with a high-end system. I tried both, both of them there was no noticeable difference between speeds. So I stuck with Firefox (better addons)
That's what makes comparisons like this so redundant. Looking at such a trivial amount of memory being used on all of these browsers when most people rock over 4GB of very fast RAM.

You get people that say they notice the few second (if that) start up time differences. It's laughable that they even pay attention to that.

Fact is, I have all these browsers on my PC, and I switch around. I really don't get on Chrome and feel blown away at the speed after using Firefox, Opera, IE9, or Safari.

And most, normal people, feel the same way. If you truly are broken up about losing a second or so, if that, PM me and I'll recommend you a good therapist.

Point is, use a browser that you like for it's over all features, unless you're running a 10 year old system....
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