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Microsoft's IE8 Beta 2 hogs memory, says researcher

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| Microsoft Corp.'s latest version of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) requires more
| than double the system memory of its main rival, Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox, and
| spawns nearly six times the number of processor threads, a performance
| researcher said today.
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| Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2 also consumes 52% more memory than its
| predecessor, IE7, and uses almost three times as many threads, said Craig
| Barth, chief technology officer at Devil Mountain Software Inc., a
| Florida-based maker of PC performance testing software.
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...rce=rss_news50


Recent:

Firefox Users Most Secure on Internet, Study Reveals

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| Mozilla Firefox fans might rest a little easier these days after a study
| released Tuesday revealed that its users are most secure on the Internet.
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http://www.crn.com/security/208802248


One reason Firefox 3 is going to be awesome - Auto-completion in the Location
Bar

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| After seriously giving Firefox 3 Beta 4 a try due to Safari 3.1 breaking the
| Shift key in Gmail, I’ve converted to using Firefox 3 Beta 4 as my primary
| browser. Â*
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http://blog.codefront.net/2008/03/22...-location-bar/


IE8 vs. Firefox and Flock: Which Is the Better Browser?

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| I encountered a few frustrations with IE8. For one, a new tab pops up every
| time I want to send an article or map, even if Hotmail or Yahoo Maps is
| already open, quickly cluttering my browser. Clicking a "mailto" link in a
| Web page opens a standalone, desktop e-mail program rather than Hotmail,
| meaning you have to manually copy and paste the e-mail address. Â* Â*
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/62245.html


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/


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/


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
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