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Offline bmarkus

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Firefox 7 performance
« on: September 28, 2011, 02:02:55 AM »
"Firefox 7 sees as much as a 50 percent reduction in memory use, which is great news for those that frequently have a lot of tabs open or leave Firefox running for long periods of time.

The shrinking memory footprint is part of Mozilla’s ongoing effort to reduce Firefox’s memory use. This is the first release to benefit from the MemShrink project, as it’s known. Those who’ve been using the Nightly or Aurora channels know that even more memory improvements are on their way in Firefox 8 and 9."

Interesting reading:

http://lifehacker.com/5844150/browser-speed-tests-firefox-7-chrome-14-internet-explorer-9-and-more

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Offline Jason W

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Re: Firefox 7 performance
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 10:54:26 AM »
That is good news, since I for one was lamenting the ever increasing RAM hogging of each new Firefox release.  The custom build of Firefox 7, minefield7.tcz, (still in beta) is in the repo and I have been using it, but did not yet pay attention to its RAM footprint.