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Author Topic: Firefox 7 will use 50% less memory than "older" versions  (Read 5795 times)

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Earlier this year, Mozilla decided to take a new and interesting approach to developing its Firefox web browser. Instead of waiting several months or even a year between versions, we are now seeing major new versions of the Firefox browser being released within weeks of each other. Indeed Firefox 6 is currently scheduled for release sometime this week. But Mozilla's creators are already working on the following version, Firefox 7.

In a blog post written by Nicholas Nethercote, one of Mozilla's programmers, he claims that Firefox 7 will have a solution that many users of the web browser will be happy to hear. He says, "Firefox 7 uses less memory than Firefox 6 (and 5 and 4): often 20 (percent) to 30 (percent) less, and sometimes as much as 50 {percent) less. In particular, Firefox 7′s memory usage will stay steady if you leave it running overnight, and it will free up more memory when you close many tabs": http://blog.mozilla.com/nnethercote/2011/08/09/firefox-7-is-lean-and-fast-2/

That's a massive improvement over Firefox 6 which technically hasn't even been officially released. Nethercote points out, "This means that Firefox 7 is faster (sometimes drastically so) and less likely to crash, particularly if you have many websites open at once and/or keep Firefox running for a long time between restarts." He credits the improvements in part to MemShink, a new effort by Mozllla designed specifically to decrease Firefox's memory usage and this may just be just the beginning. He says, "... development versions of Firefox 8 already have even better memory usage, and I expect we’ll continue to make further improvements as time goes on."

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Re: Firefox 7 will use 50% less memory than "older" versions
« Reply #1 on: 14. August 2011., 16:21:46 »
That is great news! Looking forward to the new release. Hopefully this should clear up some RAM on my PC. I'm running Firefox 6 Beta right now.
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Re: Firefox 7 will use 50% less memory than "older" versions
« Reply #2 on: 14. August 2011., 18:55:47 »
Is anyone tried it yet.. even any beta? ::) Is any beta-version even released yet?  :o
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Re: Firefox 7 will use 50% less memory than "older" versions
« Reply #3 on: 14. August 2011., 19:42:25 »
It's in aurora, so googling we should be able to get it (or looking arround Mozilla's FTP...  :) )

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Download Firefox 6, Firefox 7 & Firefox 8 (beta & aurora versions)
« Reply #4 on: 15. August 2011., 17:08:42 »
Is anyone tried it yet.. even any beta? ::) Is any beta-version even released yet?  :o

I think that you have all future versions, including 6 & 7, here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/channel/



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Re: Firefox 7 will use 50% less memory than "older" versions
« Reply #5 on: 20. August 2011., 09:58:46 »
Thanx a lot @Samker  ;D
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Re: Firefox 7 will use 50% less memory than "older" versions
« Reply #6 on: 20. August 2011., 13:54:43 »
Thanx a lot @Samker  ;D

You Welcome pal.  ;)

Don't forget to provide us your review after you test FF version 7...

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Re: Firefox 7 will use 50% less memory than "older" versions
« Reply #7 on: 09. September 2011., 19:46:59 »
I'm not yet tried it, I use still version 6 really better than version 6.2 now!  8)

I will let you know if I try Aurora's!
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Problem with Firefox and memory lags
« Reply #8 on: 09. September 2011., 20:21:11 »
I'm not yet tried it, I use still version 6 really better than version 6.2 now!  8)

I will let you know if I try Aurora's!


Ok pal.

by the way, I'm also using FF 6 but for some reason I have problem with some memory lags last days... I'm really angry right now!  >:(




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Congrats pal on your 100. post... now, you're officially SCF's Advanced Member.  :up:

 

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Re: Firefox 7 will use 50% less memory than "older" versions
« Reply #9 on: 09. September 2011., 20:32:04 »
Really. .FF behaves from me also sometimes peculiarly!  >:(
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