Firefox 3 browser has the best memory management

Posted on Saturday, Jun 28 2008 @ 05:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dot Net Perls compared the memory usage of Safari 3.1.2, Firefox 3.0, Flock 1.2.2 (Firefox 2 based), Opera 9.5 and Internet Explorer 8. Based on hours of testing they conclude Firefox 3.0 delivers the best memory usage while Safari 3.1 on Windows shows extremely poor memory management. You can check out the full results over here.
Safari 3.1
Safari on Windows shows extremely poor memory management, and I do not know whether it ever reaches a high water mark. If this is by design, it is certainly a design that looks inefficient and seems to contradict Apple's marketing.

Firefox 3.0
This browser exhibits memory usage that is by far lower than the others. It releases memory to the system and the trend line is nearly flat.

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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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