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post #221 of 251
Opera 12 handles multiple tabs(20+) better then Firefox 6(latest nightly works much better however) and Chromium(15) for me.

If you don't think you will ever use more then 5-10 tabs...

TvTropes

It also allows easy saving/loading of multiple sessions(My tropes session has nearly 50 tabs, and it just keeps growing...).
Edited by qwertymac93 - 8/27/11 at 5:32pm
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I have just remembered something. If you want to open a bucket load of tabs for what ever reason just get a Mac and use safari. My 2007 PowerBook G4 with single core 1.2 GHz CPU and 1 GB RAM running OSX 10.4.11 could open 200 tabs before starting to slow down.
    
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I'm on 8.0a2 (Aurora), and even with the supposed improved memory management, it's still easily breaking 900MB within a couple hours. I won't lie, it definitely feels faster than the official builds though. That said, with the Memory Fox extension, it reins it in...but I thought we wouldn't require an extension to take care of this.
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I have just remembered something. If you want to open a bucket load of tabs for what ever reason just get a Mac and use safari. My 2007 PowerBook G4 with single core 1.2 GHz CPU and 1 GB RAM running OSX 10.4.11 could open 200 tabs before starting to slow down.
Funny, my 1.8ghz g5 can't even play a single 480p youtube video without dropping frames. Heck it hangs when i try to open 50 tabs, let alone 200.
Then again my g5 is from 2003.

To be honest though, I find what you are saying pretty unlikely.

Edit: Unless you mean the system doesn't slow down by merely having the tabs open, then yes that could be true, but it's also hardly impressive.
The subject is performance while loading the pages, not after they've finished.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 8/27/11 at 8:56pm
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post #225 of 251
Idk what everyone is talking about fire fox is nowhere NEAR slim ( I had firefox 4 installed it was running roughly 189 for just 1 tab)
Though it did seem that Firefox loaded MUCH faster than Chrome.
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Idk what everyone is talking about fire fox is nowhere NEAR slim ( I had firefox 4 installed it was running roughly 189 for just 1 tab)
Though it did seem that Firefox loaded MUCH faster than Chrome.
Firefox 4? Serious? That's ancient, and I doubt 189MB is right...I'm at 326MB for 10 tabs. (Nightly 9a1)
    
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Why does anyone bother arguing about how much memory their browser is using? Why is it that because yours is using X amount of memory that the person who sees it using Y must be wrong? Anecdotal evidence is meaningless. Do you not all realise that you are using different setups, exhibiting different browsing habits and viewing different pages? I doubt anybody here understands how these browsers are even meant to handle memory, so you're in no place to argue that they are using more or less than they should.
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Who cares, use what you want.
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Funny, my 1.8ghz g5 can't even play a single 480p youtube video without dropping frames. Heck it hangs when i try to open 50 tabs, let alone 200.
Then again my g5 is from 2003.

To be honest though, I find what you are saying pretty unlikely.

Edit: Unless you mean the system doesn't slow down by merely having the tabs open, then yes that could be true, but it's also hardly impressive.
The subject is performance while loading the pages, not after they've finished.
200+tabs with nothing 125 tabs with uk.msn.com open, I have never actually tried watching a video in 480p my ISP sucks sometimes I can barely watch 240p without it stopping half way through to buffer.
    
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Soo if you get what I mean, there is plenty of crunching raw processing power there to not notice a difference between FireFox and Chrome.
Same. I tried dev chrome and nightly FF, I didn't see anywhere near the load times from the OP (36 minutes? what was he testing on anyway? a 10 year old computer with 56k?).

I tried to close down the browser with all the tabs open with session restore enabled, FF took about 2.5 minutes, chrome about 2.8 (time to close were the same, though apparently FF will close the browser window immediately while flash plays in the background for 9 seconds, chrome just takes 9 seconds to close with all sound stopped).

Seemed more network bound than CPU to me.
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