Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jul 2006 19:17 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones eWEEK Labs' tests show that Beta 1 of the open-source Firefox 2.0 includes some welcome new features, catches up a bit with capabilities found in other Web browsers and adds some nice security enhancements. However, while Firefox 2.0 is shaping up to be a good upgrade to Version 1.5 of the popular Web browser, it doesn't look like it will be the slam-dunk over the forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 that Firefox 1.5 has been to the current IE 6.x. For that matter, unless Firefox 2.0 and IE 7 improve greatly before their respective releases later in 2006, neither will come close to topping the quality of the already shipping Opera 9.
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RE: Memory usage and responsiveness
by MechR on Fri 14th Jul 2006 00:42 UTC in reply to "Memory usage and responsiveness"
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I usually find that my mem usage steadies around 80M. If this is a problem, it's separate from the one where mem usage keeps rising. Still, I suppose halving that number would be cool.

On a side note, AFAICT Opera's mem usage isn't necessarily better (I tried browsing an image board I frequent to compare the two). If anything, it might actually be higher. This might depend on what sites you frequent, though.

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