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Microsoft's IE8 Beta 2 hogs memory, says researcher

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| Microsoft Corp.'s latest version of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) requires more 
| than double the system memory of its main rival, Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox, and 
| spawns nearly six times the number of processor threads, a performance 
| researcher said today.   
| Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2 also consumes 52% more memory than its 
| predecessor, IE7, and uses almost three times as many threads, said Craig 
| Barth, chief technology officer at Devil Mountain Software Inc., a 
| Florida-based maker of PC performance testing software.    



Firefox Users Most Secure on Internet, Study Reveals

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| Mozilla Firefox fans might rest a little easier these days after a study 
| released Tuesday revealed that its users are most secure on the Internet. 


One reason Firefox 3 is going to be awesome - Auto-completion in the Location

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| After seriously giving Firefox 3 Beta 4 a try due to Safari 3.1 breaking the 
| Shift key in Gmail, I’ve converted to using Firefox 3 Beta 4 as my primary 
| browser.  


IE8 vs. Firefox and Flock: Which Is the Better Browser?

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| I encountered a few frustrations with IE8. For one, a new tab pops up every 
| time I want to send an article or map, even if Hotmail or Yahoo Maps is 
| already open, quickly cluttering my browser. Clicking a "mailto" link in a 
| Web page opens a standalone, desktop e-mail program rather than Hotmail, 
| meaning you have to manually copy and paste the e-mail address.    



Mozilla speeds up Firefox

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| Firefox 3.0, released this week, is dramatically faster than its predecessor 
| and rivals, benchmark tests claim -- the result of hundreds of performance 
| improvements designed to make the open-source browser the best at running 
| complex Web 2.0 applications, Mozilla's chief developer said this week.   


Firefox 3 Beta 4 is 5x faster than IE7, 3x faster than FF2

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| The almost-but-not-quite-final beta of Firefox 3 (FF3 beta 4) is now 
| available for download. The most noticeable improvement is speed. In some 
| tests, it’s three times faster than Firefox 2 (meaning the test completes in 
| 1/3 the time), and a whopping five times faster than IE 7...   


Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 Is A Win For Linux

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| Mozilla has released the latest beta of Firefox 3 today, and the Linux 
| efforts behind it are starting to show even more. This release, being a beta, 
| is surprisingly stable. Here’s the killer that makes this beta release 
| amazing: true GTK support.   


Firefox 3: rocking on Linux

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| A few people have been noticing how good our support on Linux has gotten 
| during the Firefox 3 development cycle and I thought I would post to try and 
| point out some of the good stuff that we have coming down the pipe.   


Update on the Firefox 3 Linux Theme

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| Work on the new linux theme for Firefox 3 is progressing nicely due to a very 
| active group of contributers. To match the operating system’s theme, 
| Firefox’s navigation toolbar will use native GTK icons.   


Mozilla: Firefox 3 beats IE7 and Opera in memory tests

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| Work done to plug Firefox's memory leaks and reduce its RAM profile has paid 
| off, two of Mozilla's engineers said Friday, as they claimed that the newest 
| beta of their open-source browser uses less memory than rivals such as 
| Internet Explorer and Opera.    


Firefox 3 Memory Usage

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| Looking at the graph:
|     * All browsers increase in memory use slightly over time, but the Firefox 
|       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 2. 
|       60% less memory! 
|     * IE7 doesn’t appear to give any memory back, even after all the windows 
|       are closed! 
|     * Firefox 3 ends up about 400mb smaller than IE7 at the end of the test!


Latest Firefox 3 beta offers exciting features

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| Firefox 3 is in testing, with the latest build, beta 4, released Monday. 
| Mozilla is aiming for a final release of its flagship product before the end 
| of the first quarter of 2008. Let's take a look at the changes coming down 
| the pike.   

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