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[2]: I keep saying...
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 23:19 UTC in reply to "RE: I keep saying..."
UltraZelda64
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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[4]: I keep saying...
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 4th Jul 2013 20:08 in reply to "RE[3]: I keep saying..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I don't care about what little individual bits and pieces of a browser use. It all adds up, and the end result is what matters. I care what a brand new, clean instance of a browser takes up with no web page open... and it shouldn't be anywhere near 200 MB. That's a whopping 20% of the total memory I have, with no web page even open! That's just ridiculous. Think about that for a second: should a web browser even have to take over 100 MB just to display a blank page? I seriously don't think so.

Sure... you could argue, get rid of the extensions, they take up memory. That only shaves off maybe about 50 MB... and 150 MB is still high. And you're still stuck with a browser hogging an unacceptable amount of memory on its own before you even enter a URL.

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