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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Graphics Acceleration
by tomcat on Wed 28th Sep 2011 01:15 UTC
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Firefox 7 apparently uses Direct2D on Vista and Win7. Anybody do any comparisons with Firefox 6?

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RE: Graphics Acceleration
by lemur2 on Wed 28th Sep 2011 01:32 in reply to "Graphics Acceleration"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Firefox 7 apparently uses Direct2D on Vista and Win7. Anybody do any comparisons with Firefox 6?


Graph here:
http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/16/firefox-7-may-ship-with-new-graphi...

Discussion here:
http://www.basschouten.com/blog1.php

Earlier technical discussion here:

http://blog.mozilla.com/joe/2011/04/26/introducing-the-azure-projec...

Edited 2011-09-28 01:39 UTC

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RE[2]: Graphics Acceleration
by tomcat on Wed 28th Sep 2011 06:42 in reply to "RE: Graphics Acceleration"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"[q]Firefox 7 apparently uses Direct2D on Vista and Win7. Anybody do any comparisons with Firefox 6?


Graph here:
http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/16/firefox-7-may-ship-with-new-graphi...

Discussion here:
http://www.basschouten.com/blog1.php

Earlier technical discussion here:

http://blog.mozilla.com/joe/2011/04/26/introducing-the-azure-projec...
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Wow, such a shame that Linux users can't get these perf gains...

Edited 2011-09-28 06:43 UTC

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