as a developer, I have to use FF. However, I find it a memory hog. Does FF4 address this?
FF has had that problem since as early as version 0.7. Mozilla claimed in their various forum discussions that the memory leak was caused by some unknown extension(s). They have never accepted responsibility.
From version 2 to 3, the problem was reduced. However, FF 3 can still eat up memory even when it is just open but not in use.
I tried several Windows ram/memory releasing programs. The only one that seemed to work was a little program called CleanMem from pcwintech.com/cleanmem
I haven't tried version 4 yet. I am back at 3.6.3, because later 3.6 series created havoc on my computer.
posted on 03/23/2011 3:24:39 PM PDT
It’s faster, but seems to me that the memory leak is both worse and faster also.
That said, first day or two I reloaded it so many times fiddling with addons that it makes it hard to really judge well, and at least one game I play tend to aggressively grab resources, but then at the end gives things back in such a way as to reset memory leaks from everything.
Machine hits 55% resources used without more than the normal load, or gobs of tabs open? Time to load WoW or kill FF and restart it.
posted on 03/24/2011 10:53:11 AM PDT
(Stupid should hurt.)
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