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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
If it were the memory leaks causing the instability at all, then I'd blame that for any time Opera crashes (it's using 1.2GB of RAM as of this post, with 51 tabs open). But I'm fairly sure that my instability problems with FF aren't anything to do with the memory leaks.
Not sure what you're saying. Opera crashes because of memory leaks? I just stated the slowdowns in FF due to excessive memory usage has been fixed in FF7+. You can manually do it in FF6 with about:memory but that's not practical.

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Worthless test. How about testing the browsers with a number of tabs that your average user would have open at once. Between 5-25
It still wins due to better Javascript and 2D performance. WebGL is identical. Throw in FasterFox and the difference is like night and day. I enjoy being able to add more than 3 adblock filters without the browser slowing to a crawl as well, even on a desktop CPU.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 8/8/11 at 4:28pm
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Not sure what you're saying. Opera crashes because of memory leaks? I just stated the slowdowns in FF due to excessive memory usage has been fixed in FF7+. You can manually do it in FF6 with about:memory but that's not practical.
I'm saying that I cannot with certainty pin the instability of Firefox on its memory leaks. I'm not referring to its performance, ONLY stability.
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I use FF 90% of the time because it's adblock is vastly superior to that of chromes.. In fact, the adblock for chrome isn't even worth installing because of the obnoxious way it deals with ads.

Opera is better than both for opening tabs though, which is why I keep it around too..
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I used to never have more tabs open that what my monitor could fit in the tab bar at once. Once FF4 was released with its "Tab Candy" thing, I began abusing it. I treated that feature like bookmarks and would just keep all my sites that normally would be candidates for bookmarks open in tabs. I would get up past 100 in a couple days starting from a clean slate. It did make the startup time for Firefox drag on for several minutes, but that was my laggy network connection, not Firefox's problem. I hate satellite and 2-3 sec ping times...

I use chrome for stuff like email and basic browsing, but I prefer Firefox (on its old release schedule)
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I mainly use Chrome nowadays. I like its minimalistic design and it just seems more user friendly. Ill easily get up to 50+ tabs and not notice any significant slowdown.

However, if Im browsing for things that I definitely want restored in case of a crash, I still use FF.

As for memory usage, no worries there either. I can have FF open with 70+ tabs and Chrome with 50+ then fire up a game I still wont get anywhere close to using 60%.
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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 have 91...is that wrong?
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I'm saying that I cannot with certainty pin the instability of Firefox on its memory leaks. I'm not referring to its performance, ONLY stability.
Is the entire browser crashing or plugins(flash)? What extensions are you using? Extensions with binary components cause the browser to crash(which is why they're thinking of marking every javascript extension as compatible by default in FF9). Almost every extension has moved to purely javascript by now. I haven't seen the browser crash since 5.0 personally. 4.0 was pretty horrible and crash prone.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 8/8/11 at 5:09pm
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I've never had more then 30 tabs open at once...
Even i can't imagine 70+ tabs at once O_o

I will say chrome becomes completely unresponsive for me when opening multiple tabs at once(5+). While firefox(waterfox 6) stops responding for 2-3 seconds, chrome sits there for 10-15 seconds showing no signs of life.
Exactly.

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Chrome uses way less RAM than FF. with 35 tabs open (as of now), BOINC running on all CPU cores, F@H on both GPUs, Winamp, uTorrent, TeamVIewer and Afterburner loaded on memory (and Win7 ofc) i get to use 2.4 GB RAM. If i were to open same tabs with FF5, i'd use 2.9-3.4 GB RAM.
I doubt that, Chrome tends to use more RAM for me.

I can't get screenshot proof right now, but with ~30 tabs open in either browser, Chrome was using a good 300MB more than Firefox.
    
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Is the entire browser crashing or plugins(flash)? What extensions are you using? Only extensions with binary components cause the browser to crash(which is why they're thinking of marking every javascript extension as compatible by default in FF9). Almost every extension has moved to purely javascript by now. I haven't seen the browser crash since 5.0 personally. 4.0 was pretty horrible and crash prone.
The whole thing freezes and does not unfreeze; rarely does it actually crash anymore, I will admit that 5.0 reduced freezing/crashing significantly from 4.0 but it still happens. I've got quite a few extensions but they typically don't cause crashing themselves.
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I use Opera generally with about 30 to 50 open tabs... It's a major reason why I need 8Gigs of RAM LOL.
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