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I actually use 50+ normally and have gone up to 100 plenty of times. Chrome doesn't actually protect you if just one tab crashes. As the test showed, one process can be responsible for 20 tabs. I can't trust Chrome to reliably store all my tabs. I've lost my sessions and had Chrome's profile get corrupted too many times to use it for more than one-two tabs at a time.
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I've used 50+ Tabs at once, across multiple browser windows.

I've attested for awhile that between Chrome, Opera, and Firefox; Firefox has done the best job when under such extreme conditions.
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Firefox stores inactive tabs on disk, that's why the memory use is so low.

The reason it took Chrome so long is because the system ran out of memory, and had to dip into the page file, not because Firefox is any faster.

In fact, because Firefox stores so much on disk, even in normal situations there's a slight slowdown because it has to access the hard drive, which is why Chrome is faster and more responsive.
    
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I'm a Firefox fanboi, but I still think Chrome is faster. I just don't like the Chrome interface as much.

I guess if you have over 9000 tabs open, then Firefox is the way to go?
    
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Firefox stores inactive tabs on disk, that's why the memory use is so low.

The reason it took Chrome so long is because the system ran out of memory, and had to dip into the page file, not because Firefox is any faster.

In fact, because Firefox stores so much on disk, even in normal situations there's a slight slowdown because it has to access the hard drive, which is why Chrome is faster and more responsive.
browser.cache.disk.enable = false

FF doesn't store any of my tabs on disk. With FF8, Chrome doesn't beat FF in any department and is actually slower in Javascript and 2D.
The new memory management in FF7+ makes it super slim on memory usage. Chrome has to duplicate the same memory chunks for each tab.
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Well there you have it, if you want to look at 150 pages at once Firefox is the way to go.
I've noticed it in around 20-30 tabs, which I get easily just from going to subscribed threads in OCN, Chrome lags to hell and back while Firefox lags a tiny bit, but usually keeps going pretty well.

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70 tabs? Really? That's a palpably unrealistic situation....

My experience with FireFox is that it consumes MASSIVE amounts of RAM in everyday use, which is rather annoying. I'm not talking 300MB mind you. More like 2.3GIGAbytes. Now with 8GB in the tank, it's not a problem. It just irks me to have a web browser use that much....
2.3GB? Then you must have more than 40 tabs open, I've got 20 right now and I'm at 987Mb usage.

Same tabs in latest Chrome is at 1GB...
There was a memory leak in FF...FF2 that is, but ever since then memory usage has been growing in browsers simply cause of the massive amount of features, Chrome uses as much as Firefox, except its not in 2-3 processes so every fanboy this side of OCN goes "FF USES TOO MUCH RAM!!!"

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Chrome is also more stable if a single tab crashes, it doesn't bring down the whole program with it. And as others have said, who cares about 70+ tabs? From my experience I rarely get near 15 tabs.
I'm at 17 tabs and I literally just got on the computer about 10 minutes ago, when I open up the forums I go on and subscribed threads I hit 100-150 easily, but that's not too often I do that, I don't want to wait 6m for them to all load.

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May I ask who in the living hell needs more than 10 tabs at any one point in time?

This is useless info just to pull users back to FF.
I keep sites I want to browse/order something from later open, it's easier than using bookmarks, and because Firefox pretty much nails tabbed browsing (Why can't Google realize there needs to be a minimum size per tab?) that's why I use FF at home.

I just Pale Moon portable at school, sometimes Chrome if I want a quicker start up though.
    
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70 tabs? Really? That's a palpably unrealistic situation....

My experience with FireFox is that it consumes MASSIVE amounts of RAM in everyday use, which is rather annoying. I'm not talking 300MB mind you. More like 2.3GIGAbytes. Now with 8GB in the tank, it's not a problem. It just irks me to have a web browser use that much....
I don't think it consumes any more than FF, it just separates the RAM count such that each tab shows up as a separate entry in the task manager (which I kind of hate).

So with 10 tabs open, Firefox might look like it's using 300MB of RAM, but Chrome has 10 instances of 30MB footprints.
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I usually have 10-20 tabs open at once, and use Firefox Beta, so yay?
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Chrome is also more stable if a single tab crashes
That's coming with new versions of Firefox.

Looks like FF is going to be more of a chrome competitor in the coming years.
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I usually have 10-20 tabs open at once, and use Firefox Beta, so yay?
Same here. My actual count is 25 right now and thats normal usage. Browsers are all about personal preferance and the only time I found chrome excellent is with old computers. With my current setup, I cant find any difference in speed of browsing 1 tab at a time so Im still confused with people saying "Chrome is soooo much faster!!" or the opposite. I find Firefox more visually appeasing and easier to use, but I still use and have other web browsers such as Chrome, Opera, IE.
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