Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 22:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer. The program's creators told Reuters on Thursday that the privately-held company's trial version of Firefox 3 browser is ready for the masses to use after months of development.
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FF3/Epiphany memory impressions
by sbergman27 on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 01:57 UTC in reply to "Just installed it on Fedora8"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

I've been browsing around for a bit taking care to go exactly the same places and do exactly the same things in FF3 and Epiphany 2.20.2, based on FF2. Observing resident - shared memory at each step, I'd say they are neck and neck. Using about 35MB each, they don't vary from each other by more than a MB or two. Of course, Epiphany is 64 bit and the available binary for FF3 is 32 bit. So I'd say, based upon this informal test, that Epiphany still has the edge. Epiphany in Fedora 9 should be based upon FF3. I'm looking forward to seeing its numbers.

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thewolf Member since:
2007-12-27

Just to clear it up, Epiphany isn't based on Firefox at all, it doesn't include XUL support for example. It just uses the same rendering engine as Firefox, Gecko.

Also interesting, Epiphany will soon have complete support for the WebKit rendering engine.

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