Mozilla: Firefox 3 beats IE7 and Opera in memory tests

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| Work done to plug Firefox's memory leaks and reduce its RAM profile has paid
| off, two of Mozilla's engineers said Friday, as they claimed that the newest
| beta of their open-source browser uses less memory than rivals such as
| Internet Explorer and Opera.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...883081&rid=-50


Mentioned before in:

Firefox 3 Memory Usage

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| Looking at the graph:
|
| * * * All browsers increase in memory use slightly over time, but the Firefox
| * * * 3 slope is closer to 0.
| * * * The peak of Firefox 3 is lower than the terminal size of Firefox 2!
| * * * The terminal state of Firefox 3 is nearly 140MB smaller than Firefox 2.
| * * * 60% less memory!
| * * * IE7 doesn’t appear to give any memory back, even after all the windows
| * * * are closed!
| * * * Firefox 3 ends up about 400mb smaller than IE7 at the end of the test!
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http://blog.pavlov.net/2008/03/11/fi...-memory-usage/


Recent:

Latest Firefox 3 beta offers exciting features

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| Firefox 3 is in testing, with the latest build, beta 4, released Monday.
| Mozilla is aiming for a final release of its flagship product before the end
| of the first quarter of 2008. Let's take a look at the changes coming down
| the pike. *
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http://www.linux.com/feature/129319


Firefox 3 Beta 4 Offers Speed, Security Improvements

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| Mozilla's fourth beta of its Firefox 3 browser, aimed at developers, is
| available for download.
|
| about:mozilla - Beta 4, Beta 5, Free t-shirts, Dehydra, Seneca College,
| Prism, and more
|
| In this issue…
|
| * * * Firefox 3 Beta 4 ships
| * * * Firefox 3 Beta 5 schedule
| * * * Update your add-on for Firefox 3 and get a free t-shirt!
| * * * Mozilla Foundation grant for Seneca College
| * * * Dehydra: a new static checking tool for Mozilla code
| * * * Major update to Prism, first prototype of browser integration
| * * * Mozilla helps fund GNOME Accessibility outreach program
| * * * A trio of Mozillians interviewed
| * * * Latest additions to Planet Mozilla
| * * * Developer calendar
| * * * Subscribe to the email newsletter
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http://developer.mozilla.org/devnews...rism-and-more/


Related:

Mozilla speeds up Firefox

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| Firefox 3.0, released this week, is dramatically faster than its predecessor
| and rivals, benchmark tests claim -- the result of hundreds of performance
| improvements designed to make the open-source browser the best at running
| complex Web 2.0 applications, Mozilla's chief developer said this week. *
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...51;fp;2;fpid;1


Firefox 3 Beta 4 is 5x faster than IE7, 3x faster than FF2

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| The almost-but-not-quite-final beta of Firefox 3 (FF3 beta 4) is now
| available for download. The most noticeable improvement is speed. In some
| tests, it’s three times faster than Firefox 2 (meaning the test completes in
| 1/3 the time), and a whopping five times faster than IE 7... *
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/Burnette/?p=548


Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 Is A Win For Linux

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| Mozilla has released the latest beta of Firefox 3 today, and the Linux
| efforts behind it are starting to show even more. This release, being a beta,
| is surprisingly stable. Here’s the killer that makes this beta release
| amazing: true GTK support. *
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http://fosswire.com/2007/12/20/firef...win-for-linux/


Firefox 3: rocking on Linux

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| A few people have been noticing how good our support on Linux has gotten
| during the Firefox 3 development cycle and I thought I would post to try and
| point out some of the good stuff that we have coming down the pipe. *
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http://www.0xdeadbeef.com/weblog/?p=325


Update on the Firefox 3 Linux Theme

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| Work on the new linux theme for Firefox 3 is progressing nicely due to a very
| active group of contributers. To match the operating system’s theme,
| Firefox’s navigation toolbar will use native GTK icons. *
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http://blog.mozilla.com/faaborg/2007...3-linux-theme/