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    The day Mozilla cut their memory usage is the day I jump from IE9 back to Firefox at home. About 27k versus over 100k...

    Have to use it at work though as it is a Windows XP network.

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    Actually there were some huge memory improvements with version 7. Tomshardware has a regular browser roundup and it actually won best overall browser due to that. Unfortunately it still doesn't release memory from closed tabs anywhere near as fast as chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHMS View Post
    Actually there were some huge memory improvements with version 7. Tomshardware has a regular browser roundup and it actually won best overall browser due to that. Unfortunately it still doesn't release memory from closed tabs anywhere near as fast as chrome.
    If I remember that roundup it was highly suspect, somehow FF managed to win for memory usage with the largest single page footprint of any browser. The only place it was better was with 20 or so tabs open.

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    Nah it was 2nd for single page (behind IE) and far ahead on the 40tab test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHMS View Post
    They are now onto a ludicrous 6 week release schedule.
    It may change to a five week release schedule at some point in the future.

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    I saw a chart somewhere saying the first LTS release would be 7 or 8.
    Firefox 8 or 9 will be the base for the initial ESR (Extended Support Release).

    Quote Originally Posted by BHMS View Post
    They either need LTS or silent auto-update like Chrome.
    Mozilla are working on silent updates too...

    blog.mozilla.com/futurereleases/2011/10/04/mozilla-firefox-and-silent-updates/

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    Grrr.

    Totally stuffed up many of my favourite add-ons. Managed to roll back fairly successfully, but not looking forward to repeating the process when I get home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thepineapplehead View Post
    Just skip the pointless OMG NEW VERSION and change your update channel to Nightly, I've been on version 10 for weeks now. And I must admit .... I can't see any difference in it from version 5, 6, 7, 8 beta, 9 alpha, and so on....
    Bloody hell .... Apparently they're up to version 11 now .... well that's broken all my addons :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepineapplehead View Post
    Bloody hell .... Apparently they're up to version 11 now .... well that's broken all my addons :P
    some of the addons are the only reason i keep using firefox think ill turn off updates

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    Given up with FF - between their ridiculous release schedule (this is effectively FF 6.3.1 TBH) and its tendancy to eat my RAM for fun has put me right off it.
    Back on IE9 and a much healthier system (Yes I did put "IE" and "Healthy System" in the same sentence :P)

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