Firefox 3 uses a lot less memory

Posted on Thursday, Nov 22 2007 @ 01:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
It seems Mozilla has done a better job on Firefox 3 than the current versions. ZDNet has tested Firefox 3.0 beta 1 and reports the new version uses significantly less system memory than Firefox 2.0.0.9.

Initially the memory consumption of Firefox 3 looked higher but further testing revealed the new browser doesn't suffer from spiraling memory consumption when the browser is under heavy load. Memory usage after opening 12 pages into the browser and wait 5 minutes:
  • Firefox 2.0.0.9: 103,180KB
  • Firefox 3.0 beta 1: 62,312KB
  • Internet Explorer 7: 89,756KB
  • Unfortunately they didn't include Opera.


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    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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