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i respect your opinion, but also found that chromium is the fastest web browser. not to mention the design choices they take. saving as much room as possible so you can view the majority of the website without annoying loading bars at the bottom or an extra large top half.
Chromiums faster, yes, but its like whining that your GTX 480 (Firefox) isn't as fast as the GTX 580 (Chromium), the real world results are tiny and you'll probably not notice a difference anyway.

At least Firefox doesn't have any tabs related to GTAForums or OCN freeze when you scroll too fast, as Chrome seems to for me. (Chrome, Chromium on both Windows and Linux)

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Not only that but Chromium uses more memory, more resources.... Then you get into that FF has a better plugin setup, mainly due to years of tweaks. With that you can customize FF to be exactly like Chrome... =O Blasphemy! Chrome was nice, but everyone else seemed to leech off it's design taking everything "innovative" it had and putting it on their browsers. Heck, I'd even prefer Opera to Chrome. lol Naw, I wouldn't, but I still would choose FF.
Anyone with over 4GB RAM does not really have to care about how much memory anything uses, nearly every program is 32bit which limits it to 2GB unless it has LAA enabled anyway...
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Chromiums faster, yes, but its like whining that your GTX 480 (Firefox) isn't as fast as the GTX 580 (Chromium), the real world results are tiny and you'll probably not notice a difference anyway.

At least Firefox doesn't have any tabs related to GTAForums or OCN freeze when you scroll too fast, as Chrome seems to for me. (Chrome, Chromium on both Windows and Linux)



Anyone with over 4GB RAM does not really have to care about how much memory anything uses, nearly every program is 32bit which limits it to 2GB unless it has LAA enabled anyway...
When you figure a system runs 500MB alone, pack that with 500MB mem use by the browser and you are already at 1G. Couple that with a game that will use 1.5G and your already over half your ram, and that's being generous. I could easily see W7 using 700MB+, which would more than likely put it at 1.2G left unchecked. If you like your browser open constantly like me that becomes a problem. I only run 2G of ram, that ram use really gets annoying.
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post #63 of 71
4 beta 8 was that buggy for me, i had to switch back to stable 3.

and i'm a die-hard firefox fan.
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Why does the font look like it's more boldedand washed out?

Edited by ABeta - 1/4/11 at 11:11am
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Why does the font look like it's more boldedand washed out?
GPU accelerated font smoothing.
post #66 of 71
turning off cleartype helped only a little bit, but it still looks more awkward than with the latest official Firefox. Unless I have to mess with something in the preferences in the browser?
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When you figure a system runs 500MB alone, pack that with 500MB mem use by the browser and you are already at 1G. Couple that with a game that will use 1.5G and your already over half your ram, and that's being generous. I could easily see W7 using 700MB+, which would more than likely put it at 1.2G left unchecked. If you like your browser open constantly like me that becomes a problem. I only run 2G of ram, that ram use really gets annoying.
Hence why I don't run Windows, Firefox with 2 tabs and the entire system and DSL had 57MB RAM usage. (No joke.)

For a less cut down distro, Ubuntu, with Firefox (14 tabs), some file viewers, disk partitioning and rhythmbox (Music player) open, I'm at 1.1GiB total RAM usage with 0Bytes of swap usage (Windows would be at 1.1GiB with a fair bit of swap usage), Firefox is using 363MB of RAM with 115MB for the plugin container, the file viewer is using 84MB total and rhythmbox is using 58.6MB.
And that's with no cutting down at all, running all the crap I don't need running (Not a permanent install).
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post #68 of 71
I have been using Firefox for last 2 years. In my opinion, it is the best browser. Firefox is a safe, faster and even fully customizable Web Browser than any other available browsers. There are numerous benefits that Firefox has. One of them is the popup blocking capability. You no longer have to see all those frustrating popup windows since the browser will take cake of them. You also don’t need an alternative popup blocker program.
post #69 of 71
OK here's some objective data on resources used by FireFox v4.0beta8. The below screenie is not Windows but performance is at least somewhat similar,

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2 Multimedia apps running
1 Composite Terminal App
1 "Full-Boat" Conky
2 System Reporting Plasmoids
Firefox 4beta8 with BlackFox Theme and 11 tabs active
300 Running Processes

Usage
CPU
Total 6%
Firefox 1%
RAM
Total 513MB
Firefox .072 (144MB)


See the screenie and complete post here

http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...l#post11852547
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I'm using 4.0b8 as my main browser right now. It is a huge improvement over 3.6. While I had to change some of the icon positions and such, it is much snappier and doesn't use quite as much memory.
    
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