Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2011 19:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has released Firefox 7. Unlike releases of Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 which were relatively minor upgrades to the browser, Firefox 7 includes a number of significant improvements, most important of which is probably the drastically reduced memory usage.
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RE: Biggest change...
by shmerl on Tue 27th Sep 2011 20:35 UTC in reply to "Biggest change..."
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Who cares. Memory reduction is very useful. Thanks Mozilla.

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RE[2]: Biggest change...
by allanregistos on Wed 28th Sep 2011 06:53 in reply to "RE: Biggest change..."
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Who cares. Memory reduction is very useful. Thanks Mozilla.

I have here an 8Gb, Win7 64, quad Phenom box and have it installed Firefox 7.0. As a Google Chrome user, I tested firefox right away, doing my usual browsing habits opening tabs, typing a search query, then it suddenly very slow, I can't even click the tabs and I have to wait for 10 to 15 secs. I have never experience this in Google Chrome, unless there are too many tabs I may experience slowness.

Forget about the memory reduction, it ain't useful when it will compromise stability. Stability is more important to users. Now I'm back again at Google Chrome. When time is wasted, it is turn off.

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RE[3]: Biggest change...
by WereCatf on Wed 28th Sep 2011 07:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Biggest change..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

doing my usual browsing habits opening tabs, typing a search query, then it suddenly very slow, I can't even click the tabs and I have to wait for 10 to 15 secs.


I have no idea what causes it, but I get similar experience: whenever I fire up Firefox for the first time it's useable for a few seconds, then completely locks up for about 30 seconds during which it won't respond to anything. After those 30 seconds though it doesn't do that again.

It's a nuisance, but since I only fire up the browser like once a day it's not that big deal for me. I can imagine it being more of that for people who needs to restart browser/PC often, though.

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