Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:50 UTC, submitted by _xmv
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla Firefox has been listening to recent memory complains, and as a side effect tested the browser's scalability to the extreme with memshrink's improvements. The results are shocking: For 150 tabs open using the test script, Firefox nightly takes 6 min 14 on the test system, uses 2GB and stays responsive. For the same test, Chrome takes 28 min 55 and is unusable during loading. An optimized version of the script has been made for Chrome as an attempt to work-around Chrome's limitations and got an improved loading time of 27 min 58, while using 5GB of memory.
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RE[3]: Comment by Praxis
by WereCatf on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Praxis"
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The strange thing is that...well, people have been telling Mozilla devs for YEARS that Firefox is eating up way too much memory, and they've just denied the whole thing all this time. So, are they now admitting that they've been in denial, or are they claiming that Firefox has just now very recently started doing that?

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