Firefox 3 Alpha 2 tested

Posted on Sunday, Feb 11 2007 @ 13:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Wired published a preview of Firefox 3 Alpha 2, here's a short snip:
Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 3 alpha 2 this morning. The new release follows Mozilla’s semi-regular 6 week test release pattern and in no way represents a finished product, but I decided to download the new alpha and see how things were coming along.

There are still major issues. I haven’t had any stability problems, but there are bad memory leaks. Gran Paradiso, as Firefox 3 is code named, launches using about 33mb of RAM; after ten minutes of browsing that number jumped to 100mb and after a couple of hours it was close to 400mb — and that’s with no extensions installed.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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