Ben Goodger Explains Higher Memory Usage in Firefox 1.5 (MozillaZine)
Posted Feb 15, 2006 23:53 UTC (Wed) by Mithrandir
In reply to: Ben Goodger Explains Higher Memory Usage in Firefox 1.5 (MozillaZine)
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I haven't experienced a crash of Firefox for years. This is excluding crashes caused by plugins like java and acrobat which are pretty frequent. Totem seems to be the latest offender.
I've also noticed that Firefox peforms much better on Linux than on Windows. In fact the peformance of Windows' swapping routines has become more and more offensive to me as the Linux kernel gets better and better. It always seems to me that the application I want to use has been swapped out if I haven't touched it for half an hour or so. On linux things only get laggy if I do something crazy like open 100 images in the GIMP.
And the regularity of explorer crashing on XP is just priceless. Most people don't notice it because it just looks like the screen is redrawing. But it interrupts what you're doing and loses your state.
Sorry, this seems to have turned into a tirade against Windows... :(
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