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I don't think there is ever a time when I have less than 10-15 tabs open at once, so Firefox works a bit better for me.
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If I was doing all that at once, I would personally get more RAM but I suppose you have your reasons.

Regardless, I personally like having stability while browsing; countless times, a single ailing tab has caused Firefox to fail making me have to kill the entire browser in order to get it working again. I have NEVER had this problem since I started using Chrome due to the fact that it sandboxes tab. If a single tab in Chrome ever fails, it doesn't bring down the rest of the browser with it. It's a feature I'm willing to use my RAM for.
That's a fair enough thing, but in my experience the only time either browser has had an ailing tab is when a addon goes haywire and Firefox separates plugins into a separate process already.

Chrome for me crashes when Adblock screws up, usually causing all tabs for that site to fail, Firefox has only crashed twice for me, both times from flash and both times it just said "The following plugin has crashed: blahblah"
    
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OK, somethings been annoying from the second this thread started, and it's time to drop some knowledge on a few of you kids.

There's a big difference between memory usage and memory management.

An application can allocate (use) an entire gig of space, but if it's all just a single of array of primitives taking a single chunk memory, it's still going to perform well. On the other hand, if the programmer doesn't deallocate and release his memory properly, that stack of memory is going to look like swiss cheese, and a 50mb is going to run like hell.

And I can tell you, WebKit was written properly and practices good memory management. I don't know about Mozilla, but I've used WebKit in my own applications and it's clean and optimized.
    
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My 4GB of RAM laughs at Firefox.
    
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8GB of ram. I'm fine.
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No surprise here. Opera wins for multitasking. Even on my single core, though I have a lot more than 40 tabs open (around 9 windows, each with 8 tabs) it is still responsive. Failfox on the other hand, if I open any more than about 25 it will inevitably crash. CPU usage is also where Opera wins by a mile compared to the rest.
    
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I haven't worried about memory management since I stopped having to optimize TSRs and drivers via config.sys and autoexec.bat. lol

Firefox wins for customization.
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Originally Posted by Half_Duplex View Post
OK, somethings been annoying from the second this thread started, and it's time to drop some knowledge on a few of you kids.

There's a big difference between memory usage and memory management.

An application can allocate (use) an entire gig of space, but if it's all just a single of array of primitives taking a single chunk memory, it's still going to perform well. On the other hand, if the programmer doesn't deallocate and release his memory properly, that stack of memory is going to look like swiss cheese, and a 50mb is going to run like hell.

And I can tell you, WebKit was written properly and practices good memory management. I don't know about Mozilla, but I've used WebKit in my own applications and it's clean and optimized.
Finally, someone who understands.
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