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[FB] Firefox’s Memory Appetite Decreased By 20% To 30%

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Firefox 7, set to ship in late September, will be quite a bit faster because of recent efforts to plug the browser’s memory leaks. Mozilla developer Nicholas Nethercote credited the “MemShrink” project for closing memory bugs in the browser and producing a faster Firefox. MemShrink was announced approximately two months ago.
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Very slick, looking forward to the release. Firefox can be a serious memory hog sometimes.
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I've been running FF7 and 8 nightlies for the last two months and I do have to agree that FF is feeling more like Chrome. When combined with an SSD FF and Chrome feel exactly the same in terms of load speed and usage over time. The only thing Chrome has on FF8 nightly is faster rendering speed, but FF wins in every other possible way, especially the more robust extensions (Chrome extensions are limited in what they are allowed to do to the browser) and of course Tab Candy/Panorama/Tab Groups, the best tab management UI ever created.
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They are fixing the FF4 fiasco quickly, which is good for us FF fans.
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About bloody time, I'm sick of 5.0.1 bloating to 800mb with a single row of tabs open, that's just stupid.

EDIT: is there anywhere I can download 4.0? Mozilla only has 3.6.19 and the latest one...
Edited by linkin93 - 8/12/11 at 10:34am
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About bloody time, I'm sick of 5.0.1 bloating to 800mb with a single row of tabs open, that's just stupid.

EDIT: is there anywhere I can download 4.0? Mozilla only has 3.6.19 and the latest one...
Same here, I actually tried out chrome as an alternative as my school laptop only has 2GB of RAM, and when I have visual studios open plus a webpage for reference it almost takes up all of my available memory.
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I remember when Chrome actually didn't take up a lot of memory. A few releases later, it started taking more memory than Firefox...
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I've been running FF7 and 8 nightlies for the last two months and I do have to agree that FF is feeling more like Chrome. When combined with an SSD FF and Chrome feel exactly the same in terms of load speed and usage over time. The only thing Chrome has on FF8 nightly is faster rendering speed, but FF wins in every other possible way, especially the more robust extensions (Chrome extensions are limited in what they are allowed to do to the browser) and of course Tab Candy/Panorama/Tab Groups, the best tab management UI ever created.

FF8 is 20% faster than FF5. Faster at JavaScript and 2D than Chrome dev. Equal at WebGL. Try out browser.cache.disk.enable = false for RamDisk speeds.
You need the Fasterfox extension. Chrome is definitely not faster at rendering pages than FF and you can actually scroll down the page as it's loading too. On the 16th, FF7 will move down to the beta channel.
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I liked Firefox when it changed 4.X.X instead of X.0.0.
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Well S***! What am I supposed to do with all of this ram now?



Really though, its about time they got around to fixing these memory leaks,
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