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Old 02-15-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
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What is with FF and sucking down 175-250 megs of ram? With 1 tab open? Seems I have to close it down every few hours otherwise it does that. This is on any machine. Not one particular one.

Some research shows me it's "normal" for it to use up 150 megs? Damn!
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:37 AM   #2
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Try over 1 Gig, That's not unusual either. I can load Google Chrome, surfed a few sites - and FireFox still hasn't even loaded 1 tab. Although it's not as slow as IE8
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:41 AM   #3
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I used to be a Firefox fan, I switched to Google Chrome and never looked back, esp. with FF's memory issues.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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I just started using Google chrome last week. Pretty good so far..seems faster than Firefox.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:17 PM   #5
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I'm been using Google Chrome for a while, and it really seems much lighter than Firefox.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:24 PM   #6
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Personally, i've never been a fan a firefox and uninstalled it after a days use. Chrome is probably the best web browser out there currently. And yea, IE8 sucks too. Wayyyy too many useless features that get ignored and end up affecting sustem performance. Stick to chrome, it's simple and fast!
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:48 PM   #7
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I've tried Firefox and Chrome on my Mac, as well as Opera, and I'm not really impressed with any of them. I end up going back to Safari every time. It's not perfect, but it's faster than anything else I've tried, and the speed makes up for any deficiencies IMO.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:57 PM   #8
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You know, as much as I love Google Maps, Google Voice, Gmail and all the other wonderful Google apps, I just can't bring myself to use Chrome. Google scares me with data collection.

So we have a browser that sucks (IE8). We have a browser that leaks (FF). We have a browser that collects data (Chrome). Last, we have a browser that hates Flash (Safari).

What am I missing? Opera? Not even on my radar. Lol. Choices choices.
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You know, as much as I love Google Maps, Google Voice, Gmail and all the other wonderful Google apps, I just can't bring myself to use Chrome. Google scares me with data collection.

So we have a browser that sucks (IE8). We have a browser that leaks (FF). We have a browser that collects data (Chrome). Last, we have a browser that hates Flash (Safari).

What am I missing? Opera? Not even on my radar. Lol. Choices choices.
use chromium if you're that paranoid. it's chrome without the google stuff
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:42 PM   #10
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use chromium if you're that paranoid. it's chrome without the google stuff
I'm not really paranoid, just cautious

I will give it a look.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:54 PM   #11
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I used to be a Firefox fan, I switched to Google Chrome and never looked back, esp. with FF's memory issues.
Google Chrome FTW
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You know, as much as I love Google Maps, Google Voice, Gmail and all the other wonderful Google apps, I just can't bring myself to use Chrome. Google scares me with data collection.

So we have a browser that sucks (IE8). We have a browser that leaks (FF). We have a browser that collects data (Chrome). Last, we have a browser that hates Flash (Safari).

What am I missing? Opera? Not even on my radar. Lol. Choices choices.
Have you looked at Netscape lately? I know they used to produce a good browser, but I haven't kept up with them for quite a while now.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:19 PM   #13
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So we have a browser that sucks (IE8). We have a browser that leaks (FF). We have a browser that collects data (Chrome). Last, we have a browser that hates Flash (Safari).
Which version of FireFox are you using? The latest (3.6 IIRC) claims to fix memory use issues. Also, what plugins are you using? They too can be a memory hog.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:23 PM   #14
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Have you looked at Netscape lately? I know they used to produce a good browser, but I haven't kept up with them for quite a while now.
No. Netscape used to be good but it died years ago.


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Which version of FireFox are you using? The latest (3.6 IIRC) claims to fix memory use issues. Also, what plugins are you using? They too can be a memory hog.
FF 3.6 w/ AdBlock Plus and Xmarks. That's it.
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Have you looked at Netscape lately? I know they used to produce a good browser, but I haven't kept up with them for quite a while now.
AOL officially announced [35] that support for Netscape Navigator would end on 1 March, 2008, and recommended that its users download either the Flock or Firefox browsers, both of which were based on the same technology.



are you seriously using netscape?
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:42 PM   #16
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I'm about to start using Chrome, FF blows and is getting slower and slower. I have a fast gaming computer and sometimes Firefox lags out, it's pretty frustrating
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I didn't think Chrome would offer much improvement over Safari (Mac user), since that was always very fast and hardly ever had any crashing issues or slowdown. I've been pleasantly surprised by Chrome. I like the very simple UI, and it is noticeably faster than the already fast Safari. I used Firefox on my PC, but didn't really care for it much once I went Mac.
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I've been using Chrome for several months and never looked back. The best browser I have ever used....by far.
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I would like to try Google Chrome. I currently have FireFox installed (no real problems right now). Can I install Chrome or will it disrupt FireFox? Should I uninstall FireFox first? These are probably dumb questions but I would hate to have some sort of conflict.
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I would like to try Google Chrome. I currently have FireFox installed (no real problems right now). Can I install Chrome or will it disrupt FireFox? Should I uninstall FireFox first? These are probably dumb questions but I would hate to have some sort of conflict.
I had both browsers installed at one point and didn't notice any problems...I know several people who have IE and Firefox installed even though they only use Firefox (as IE can be a pain to fully remove). If you're just trying out Chrome to see if you want to keep it, I don't think it would be a problem to have it co-exist with Firefox. If you decide you like it, remove Firefox then

I too have been using Chrome for a few months and love it
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