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The quick new Firefox jumps over the big lazy memory dog!
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:11:00 PM »
 

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The quick new Firefox jumps over the big lazy memory dog!


Heya!

Throwing the ball here since I don't want to hijack the LL4.0 suggestions thread.
I didn't have time with Linux with the crapload of Windows ramson viruses "victims" lately, but I notice that, at least on Windows, Firefox Quantum (version 57+) takes a lot of RAM. FireFox ESR 52.6 (latest) takes around 170MB RAM and Firefox 58.0.2 (latest) is at a whopping 305MB for the same 6 pages/tabs.


Yes its faster though and from Firefox's own website Quantum still uses 30% less RAM than Google Chrome (but I have not tested it myself).


I think that for Linux Lite Version 4.0, maybe the main browser could be in the ballot?
Of course, keeping it in the "known" browsers available for Windows/Linux. Benchmark/comparison of FireFox/Google Chrome yes, but maybe Chromium/Opera too?



According to Statcounter (see link below), Chrome is at 65.98%, Firefox 11.87% and Opera 2.35%. Apart from M$ and Apple, ALL others share the remaining 2.54% :-O
http://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share/desktop/worldwide#quarterly-201703-201703-bar


I'm not taking sides, but since I like Linux, I usually go for the underdogs myself.


Get ready....  FIGHT!
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Re: The quick new Firefox jumps over the big lazy memory dog!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 04:51:49 AM »
 

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When Seamonkey got the hiccups for a little while I tested Waterfox, and it's quite a bit better and quicker than FF.  There's no reason any web pages need a zillion and twelve terrabytes of RAM just to see them - and what is all that RAM really being used for?  I dunno, I'm not a techno-wizard, but my gosh... #MakeTheWebHTLMLagain!
 


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