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I saw the post about web browsers and their memory usage when on 1 page and on 5 pages. Firefox came in 1st, but it did not have Chromium on this comparison. Anyone have the numbers for such between these two? I'd post this on the windows area but no one there seems to care about such or they wouldn't be using windows in the 1st place. That, and I'm curious which to install on a Mint 9 LXDE (LTS) install, and a Mandriva 2010.2 KDE install. I think this info would be good for everyone as well
    
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I don't have any links to anything that provides solid numbers, but I will tell that if you want to use FireFox on GNU/Linux you should definitely be using at least FireFox5 (beta). It makes drastic improvements on speed for GNU/Linux. FireFox4 was a very shoddy Windows port. More recently Mozilla has created a team specifically with the job of improving memory usage, but the real problems for FireFox are usually caused by addons.
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I don't have any links to anything that provides solid numbers, but I will tell that if you want to use FireFox on GNU/Linux you should definitely be using at least FireFox5 (beta). It makes drastic improvements on speed for GNU/Linux. FireFox4 was a very shoddy Windows port. More recently Mozilla has created a team specifically with the job of improving memory usage, but the real problems for FireFox are usually caused by addons.
Yeah the later FF releases are amazing. I use FF over Chromium because it uses less memory, at least it does here.
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I have a chrome usage for you, but this is with 6 extensions running and just one window, so it'll vary.
This is on my notebook with an E-350 APU. 1.6GHz dual core/ATi 6310. 3GB RAM, 384MB of which is dedicated to the video card.

Notscripts
Flashblock
Adblock
Translate
GVoice
ChrometoPhone

Mem: 5.6% (150MB)
CPU: 1.6%

With 3 tabs open:
Mem: 7.5% (201.6MB)
CPU: 3.2%
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Allrighty then fox FTW! Thanks!
    
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So I've got 4 tabs open, one with a flash video (I have flashblock so it doesn't run anywhere else). My total RAM use for FF is 195MB? Roughly 200MB, which isn't bad. It used to spike above 300-400 in the beta days for 4, they seem to have it under control now.
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what are the test parameters? which sites are we comparing to?

javascript uses less ram and cpu time that say flash does (well properly coded javascript).

youtube on full screens uses more as well compared to in its standard window...

with 2 tabs open, 1 extension (adblock), 1 tab being a flash game and the other one being OCN here, chromium 12 is currently using about 100 mb's of ram and around 2% of cpu time...
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Chrome got a buidl in sandbox so it will take a tat more. But seriously why worry about a 100-300mb ram in this modern age. You can tell it to use disk rather.

Any of the two is good just make sure your java amd flash updated and old versions is uninstalled. No-scripts and WOT add on use Norton Dns or Open dns as the dns servers
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