Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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RE: I keep saying...
by Fergy on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 22:57 UTC in reply to "I keep saying..."
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Honestly, it's getting to the point where all the browsers really are practically the same. They're all memory hogs yet at the same time being increasingly being dumbed down.

Either you don't understand that websites are becoming memory hogs or your profile makes Firefox do weird things.
But from what you write here there is no pleasing you.

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RE[2]: I keep saying...
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 23:19 in reply to "RE: I keep saying..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Either you don't understand that websites are becoming memory hogs or your profile makes Firefox do weird things.

Oh, web sites are a part of the problem too. No denying that. At this point, many of them actually *are* worse than the browsers they run in. But that's not to say that browsers themselves haven't exploded over the last several years.

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RE[3]: I keep saying...
by Fergy on Thu 4th Jul 2013 07:28 in reply to "RE[2]: I keep saying..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

But that's not to say that browsers themselves haven't exploded over the last several years.

I don't agree with that assessment. Most browsers have a memory report now to see why it is using memory. If you take Firefox 1.0 and add features like a jit, type inference, anti phishing, databases, gpu acceleration etc. it uses 40MB instead of 32MB at startup.
Everything above that 40MB is either extensions or websites. Try about:memory

What do you think a browser should use?

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RE[2]: I keep saying...
by lucas_maximus on Thu 4th Jul 2013 19:47 in reply to "RE: I keep saying..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Lets blame iffy behaviour on what the end of the day is a set of text files on your machine.

How the fuck does a set of text files affect the reliability of a native desktop application? Obviously there is some iffy coding going on.

BTW I use Firefox.

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RE[3]: I keep saying...
by Fergy on Thu 4th Jul 2013 21:02 in reply to "RE[2]: I keep saying..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Lets blame iffy behaviour on what the end of the day is a set of text files on your machine.

How the fuck does a set of text files affect the reliability of a native desktop application? Obviously there is some iffy coding going on.

BTW I use Firefox.

Your whole computer is working on a set of text files be they machine code or computer languages. Mozilla is afraid of losing your data by converting and optimizing it so they are very careful. A nice example is a sqlite optimization where you get a 2-4 speedup. It was only activated on a new profile. Now they are trying to update every profile. To me it is very little effort to create a new profile and go on with what I was doing. So just to be sure my Firefox stays optimized I create a new profile about every 6 months. Especially because I run every nightly build as my daily browser.

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