05-28-2008, 09:27 PM
What web browsers does everyone use and has anyone noticed there's a memory leak in firefox 3
05-28-2008, 10:25 PM
Well, Firefox 3 is still in beta... So expect memory leaks, though I used it and it used less memory than the 184.108.40.206 and they did some optimization fixes.
I use FF2 and it's perfect.
05-28-2008, 10:50 PM
ok i ran firefox rc1 it ran the cpu to 90% and memory to 400 mb used i had 5 tabs open
05-30-2008, 08:32 AM
hmm, with RC1 I'm running about 10 tabs at 0-1% cpu and about 100mb of memory
wait how did u get ur cpu that high? I've never seen mine top 25%, except with cinema 4d where it goes to about 35%
05-30-2008, 01:47 PM
i ve gotten it higher editing video
05-30-2008, 01:55 PM
I've had the same problem as Nakashige.. I still use FF though.
05-30-2008, 02:37 PM
According to a Review on Web Browsers as published on Consumer Search last month:
Best all-purpose browser. Reviews indicate that the Firefox web browser is an ideal combination of performance and security, suitable for nearly anyone from pleasure shopper to power user. Critics praise its usability, lean size, lack of ActiveX security holes and convenient features, including tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, an RSS reader, download manager, password manager, automatic updates, customized searching and a tweakable interface (themes). A vast number of extensions -- which add functions like better eBay searches and form filling -- are also available. Firefox runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms. The next generation Firefox browser is nearing the end of its beta testing, with a final version due out this summer.
Most secure browser. Though reviewers generally prefer other Windows browsers, all agree that the current version of Internet Explorer is vastly more secure than its predecessors and a leader in that regard. Features include security management (including ActiveX opt-out), a URL parser to block malware and advanced anti-phishing technology. Internet Explorer is also the first and only browser to be billed as EV-ready, a high-level designation regarding the browser's ability to protect against phishing attacks, though the next generation of other browsers are also expected to have that capability.
Fastest browser. Reviews and tests are unanimous: Opera is the fastest, leanest and most efficient browser available. Despite its small following, Opera has most of the features of Firefox, plus a few more. It uses fewer resources and is nearly endlessly customizable. The latest version includes widgets, or small web applications that sit on users' desktops, and support for BitTorrent, a popular file distribution technology. Opera can run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and other operating systems. Security is not as robust as in Firefox or Internet Explorer, which keeps Opera from claiming "best browser" status. Previously, full versions of Opera required a licensing fee, but the browser is now completely free.
Best web browser for Macs. Camino offers all the functionality and features of other Mac browser options, with none of the bloat and resource hogging. Slim file size, seamless integration with Mac services, speedy page rendering and great customization options top critics' praises. Unlike many Mac applications, Camino also integrates features usually only found on Windows machines, such as cursor-over tooltips (especially handy when navigating between multiple tabs). The attractive and intuitive user interface is pure Mac and the speed can't be beat, with tests pulling up pages significantly faster than top competitors Firefox and Safari.
Best mobile browser. Opera's commitment to innovative, high-performance browsers carries into the mobile market with Opera Mini 4. Features are designed with the mobile user in mind and include keyboard shortcuts, landscape viewing, small screen rendering, one-click access to bookmarks and simple navigation tools. Additionally, Opera offers synchronization of bookmarks, favorites and browser settings between desktop and mobile devices through its free Opera Link service. Reviews conclude that Opera is once again ahead of the pack, offering today what other mobile browsers are hoping to deliver in a year.
07-04-2008, 09:08 PM
I swear by Firefox 3.0. I don't feel like I could ever go back to IE and Safari is a joke joke joke.
07-04-2008, 09:33 PM
Firefox 3 on my computers all seem to use about 100 to 500 mb of memory