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  • Floris
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    This is getting to become a pretty heavy thread - content wise - .. I learn a lot here and am glad I don't all these problems (or simply don't notice them). Hopefully the designers and developers do some serious R&D before they do their R&R and over time (version 2 alpha will disclose?) all these issues are resolved and they take another bite in the market and eventually get a lead.

    I've always been a fan of Mozilla, and FireFox has preference because Mozilla is pretty much a total package. I've always had a dislike for Opera but that is changing for the better now. What I also like about FireFox is that it is cross platform, just like Opera. And exporting/importing bookmarks and other data is very easy. Be it on windows, mac or linux.

    It is great to follow what goes on in this thread.

    Memory leak or not, I like FireFox enough

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  • Raz Meister
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    Originally posted by Vile
    How amusing…a person unaware & uneducated about a topic, simply ranting based on their biased views.

    As good as FF is, this was a known issue with FF that many people have had.

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=903863
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=131456
    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=989510
    Originally posted by Dave#
    I didn't say Firefox used lewss memory on Linux, I just suggested getting an os with better memory management means it becomes less of an issue for the end user
    He does have a point.

    But I guess his advise wasn't limited to Firefox, but usage generally.

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  • filburt1
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    Here are clarifications:
    • Memory leaking does not necessarily indicate instability. Instability is defined more by crashing and unreliable behavior.
    • A memory leak is caused by an application that allocates memory and fails to later deallocate it. In languages like C++, it's easy to create a memory leak given you manually allocate memory, but harder (and still possible) in languages like Java where memory management is automatic.
    • Photoshop and Dreamweaver consume a lot of memory, but they do not leak (at least as much). They use memory and then free it. That is not a leak.

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  • tgillespie
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    Originally posted by ManagerJosh
    But IE7 is in Beta 2 . You willingly and knowingly took the risk by installing it.

    But we have Firefox here claiming it's stable when in reality these memory leaks are sinking our computers
    I still don't understand how Firefox is sinking your computer. I've been using it since 2003 and never once had a serious enough memory leak to crumble my computer. Why don't people complain about Photoshop or Dreamweaver's memory issues? I'm not a mozilla fanatic and I don't love Firefox with all my heart, but in no way will I ever complain about it. Seems as if everyone loved the death out of Firefox for 6 months, but for some reason now its the devil. A lot of memory leaking comes from designed protocol.

    Firefox is by far the most stable browsing experience I have had to far. My system has 1gb which might explain a little, but it has never gotten to the point where I must restart Firefox so my system does not sink. It crashes far less often than Internet Explorer and the lack of ActiveX makes things a lot easier.

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  • Quillz
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    Originally posted by ManagerJosh
    But IE7 is in Beta 2 . You willingly and knowingly took the risk by installing it.

    But we have Firefox here claiming it's stable when in reality these memory leaks are sinking our computers
    That's why there is Opera. I'm liking Beta 2 of Opera 9 a lot. If only it had extension support, though.

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  • MGM
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    Originally posted by DirectPixel
    Don't we all just LOVE digg?
    Digg > All... except vBulletin.com

    MGM out

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  • ManagerJosh
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    Originally posted by thethethe
    So many browsers have a bit of memory leaks... now I'm starting to complain about IE7 (Internet Explorer 7) Beta 2!

    (After 2 hours, the memory usage diaplays at least 246,081k memory usage)
    But IE7 is in Beta 2 . You willingly and knowingly took the risk by installing it.

    But we have Firefox here claiming it's stable when in reality these memory leaks are sinking our computers

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  • DirectPixel
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    Originally posted by Quillz
    I used WindowBlinds for a while, but didn't like the added startup tasks it added. I much prefer to simply modify my uxtheme.dll theme, so I can run WB themes, as well.
    I didn't realize it was possible for uxtheme to run WB themes? Even the new WB5?

    AFAIK, you can only run Visual Styles, not WB skins...

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  • Quillz
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    Originally posted by filburt1
    I was using Windowblinds at the time of the screenshot (a month or two ago). Now I'm just using the Windows Classic theme built into Windows XP given Windowblinds 5 broke somehow. It was buggy to begin with.
    I used WindowBlinds for a while, but didn't like the added startup tasks it added. I much prefer to simply modify my uxtheme.dll theme, so I can run WB themes, as well.

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  • thethethe
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    I try opening 10 tabs (almost each day, a few for the news, some for mesage boards) and still feel it got slower.... probably I am using Authorware in some cases and maybe Shockwave player at some point, but even without it, I feel it slowing down my computer.

    (Yes, I understand I am running 123 Flash Chat server too, but that's a whole different story)

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  • Zachery
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    I've been using it for the past few days and have noticed no significant increase in ram/vm usage.

    I used to have 5-9 windows open and possibly 3-4 seperate IE processes. This used to consume 100~ mb all togher, I've been working with the same window since 10 am this morning, ranging from 10+ tabs to be opened to now 3. IE is using 42mb active memory and 35 in the VM.

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  • thethethe
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    So many browsers have a bit of memory leaks... now I'm starting to complain about IE7 (Internet Explorer 7) Beta 2!

    (After 2 hours, the memory usage diaplays at least 246,081k memory usage)

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  • Vile
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    Originally posted by Dave#
    Try an OS with proper memory management
    How amusing…a person unaware & uneducated about a topic, simply ranting based on their biased views.

    As good as FF is, this was a known issue with FF that many people have had.

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=903863
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=131456
    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=989510

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  • M1th
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    Originally posted by DirectPixel
    Don't we all just LOVE digg?
    Shh.

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  • DirectPixel
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    Don't we all just LOVE digg?

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