Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ Linonut on Monday 19 May 2008 12:43 : \____
>> * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:
>>> Firefox 3.0 RC 1 takes the lead on speed
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| So, how does Firefox 3.0 RC 1 compare? This latest run of tests was run on
>>>| the same hardware and software platform as previous tests (to make sure
>>>| nothing had changed we re-ran some of the browsers to check that we got the
>>>| same results). Also added to the listing were Opera 9.27 and Opera 9.50
>>>| Beta 2.
>> Good thing Microsoft is working on IE 8, as IE 7 stinks, speedwise, in
>> this guy's comparison.
>>> Firefox 3 Memory Usage
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| Looking at the graph:
>>>| * All browsers increase in memory use slightly over time, but the
>>>| 3 slope is closer to 0.
>>>| * The peak of Firefox 3 is lower than the terminal size of Firefox 2!
>>>| * The terminal state of Firefox 3 is nearly 140MB smaller than Firefox
>>>| 60% less memory!
>>>| * IE7 doesn?t appear to give any memory back, even after all the
>>>| are closed!
>>>| * Firefox 3 ends up about 400mb smaller than IE7 at the end of the
>> I'm glad, because Firefox 2 is one of the slower, bloated Linux apps I'm
>> using right now.
> Same here, and I have only 256 MB of RAM at home (512 MB at work). I typically
> have lots of plugins enabled, which doesn't help.
> Firefox is not a Web browser. It's a wonderful toolbox, at least for me
> (extensions make it so). Same with Thunderbird and Konqueror (for file
> management, FTP, photo management, gallery creation, PDF viewing, KIO slaves
> with Kate and whatnot).
> The Linux desktop is a wonderful thing, but the problem is that many people
> judge it without actually knowing what lies inside (a shallow look teaches
You're right, Firefox is more of a flexible environment than a web
browser in many respects, although I do like it very much. It would be
good to be able to keep the flexibility without losing the plugin
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