Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

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Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:02 pm

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Re: Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:56 pm

wow... They said on the blog that an average user would see 30% less memory usage. Well, I opened all 117 of my bookmarks to see what would happen between Firefox 5.0 and Firefox 7.0a2 and the results were amazing.

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Firefox 5.0 used 1,286,916K of memory
Firefox 7.0 used 776,392K of memory

That is a reduction of 510,524K, which is 39.7% less system memory usage. Using half a gig less RAM!!

You guys should try this one out!
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Re: Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

Postby DragonFury » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:54 pm

I am not getting that kind of drastic results but i am getting some improvements with Aurora. Dumb question, how in the world are you using such a low memory usage? because I am still using 110K of memory on aurora and am using 140k on Firefox.
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Re: Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

Postby geokilla » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:13 pm

What's with all these new Firefox versions lately... No more updating older versions? Like 3.6.18 and stuff? I still find 3.6.18 the best and I might roll back to that.

And what happened to Firefox 6.0? LOL they're trying to out update Chrome =.="
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Re: Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

Postby hark » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:27 am

The leaps in numbers seem a little weird, but if they're trying to push out more significant updates in shorter time spans, I'm all for it. That memory usage comparison is amazing. Good to see progress made in that area since I've heard a lot of complaints about Firefox greedily eating memory.
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Re: Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

Postby SunilSamuel » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:57 am

WOW its nice and new to me.... thanks for sharing...
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Re: Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

Postby skier » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:25 am

was going well until it updated, now facebook won't load, nor will javascript, LR homepage and youtube are HTML only right now, unhappily rolling back to an older version of FF.
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Re: Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

Postby video converter » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:49 am

"Firefox 7.0 used 776,392K of memory" sounds pretty fascinating, i'll try on my desktop right now.
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