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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lopisaur
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2006-02-27

187MB, with only OSNews open. Linux 2.6.32.34 x86.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Here, Firefox 4 uses 111 MB on Linux 2.6.35.14 x64, with two tabs opened and French and GB dictionaries as the only extensions. I do not count Flash's memory usage, which is conveniently associated to other processes.

I couldn't update to 5 and 6 because they consider the latest stable Linux Flash Player (10.3.183.10) to be outdated and automatically disable it without a clear way of getting them back. Guess it will be the same with 7...

Also, I wonder if those talking about Chrome's memory usage take into account all processes.

Edited 2011-09-28 05:31 UTC

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