Firefox 3 Beta 5 twice as fast in the cloud: Mozilla

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| Firefox browser developer, Mozilla Foundation, says the beta latest version
| of its new browser is now twice as fast as the widely used Firefox 2.
| According to Mozilla, the performance improvements are most apparent when
| using cloud applications.
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| Mozilla says in its release notes: "improvements to our JavaScript engine as
| well as profile guided optimizations have resulted in continued improvements
| in performance. Compared to Firefox 2, web applications like Google Mail and
| Zoho Office run twice as fast in Firefox 3 Beta 5, and the popular SunSpider
| test from Apple shows improvements over previous releases."
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/17457/1054/


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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


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


Firefox 3 Memory Usage

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| Looking at the graph:
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| * * * 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/