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[7]: Comment by Praxis
by kaiwai on Thu 4th Aug 2011 13:30 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Praxis"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

I like FF4 on Linux (Fedora 14 x64)... Am I an alien ?


You must have the patience of saint because Firefox on Linux is so bad in my experience it makes Firefox on Mac OS X look awesome. I remember when I was using Linux back in the day I tended towards using Opera - site incompatibilities aside, it was the least painful of all the browsers.

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RE[8]: Comment by Praxis
by Neolander on Thu 4th Aug 2011 13:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Praxis"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, not much of a difference as compared to Windows 7 for me. The machine is relatively powerful though (Core i5 M430 + 4GB RAM), maybe I need slower hardware to feel the pain.

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RE[9]: Comment by Praxis
by kaiwai on Sat 6th Aug 2011 01:59 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Praxis"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, not much of a difference as compared to Windows 7 for me. The machine is relatively powerful though (Core i5 M430 + 4GB RAM), maybe I need slower hardware to feel the pain.


I've got a MacBook Pro (2011) with an i7 Quad Core 2.2Ghz so the performance is ok on this machine and my iMac but mine is at the high end of the spectrum where as running Firefox on my old Core 2 2.53Ghz wasn't an enjoyable experience when compared to Safari. The simple fact of the matter is that if Safari, Chrome and Opera all run well on the same hardware and Firefox runs horribly then it is only logical to conclude that Firefox developers need to pull finger and do something about the issue.

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