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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    why is windows 7 version 6.1?
    Because it's Windows Vista R2! Officially, Microsoft say it is to maintain compatibility with software that depends on checking the version of the OS to run properly.

    So we decided to ship the Windows 7 code as Windows 6.1 - which is what you will see in the actual version of the product in cmd.exe or computer properties. There's been some fodder about whether using 6.1 in the code is an indicator of the relevance of Windows 7. It is not. Windows 7 is a significant and evolutionary advancement of the client operating system. It is in every way a major effort in design, engineering, and innovation. The only thing to read into the code versioning is that we are absolutely committed to making sure application compatibility is optimized for our customers. (Source)
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Basic arithmetic needed here - what is 6 + 1.... ?
    That doesn't work for Windows Phone though...

    A Windows Phone 7.5 device is a Windows Phone that is running Windows Phone OS 7.1. (Source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepineapplehead View Post
    apparently its memory usage had jumped up to over 350MB!
    I only have a few tabs open in Google Chrome and my memory usage is currently 1.5GB. The most I've seen it use is around 3.5GBs which is quite a lot of RAM for a browser!




    One thing I've found which helps with memory usage (and load time) in Firefox is the "Don't load tabs until selected" option introduced in v8.0.


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    It's probably worth mentioning that WaterFox v9.0 was released a few days ago too. I use the 64-bit nightly builds of Firefox myself however.

    Waterfox is a 64-Bit version of Firefox. The Firefox source code is taken and compiled to run specifically for 64-Bit Windows computers. To make Waterfox stand out a bit more, itís compiled with optimizations so that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Firefox as a 64-Bit program. For some people with older systems, the 64-Bit version loads quicker and is much more responsive than the 32-Bit build.

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    Waterfox doesn't support Battlelog though.

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    What's so special about Battlelog that it can't support 64-bit browsers?

    If you set 64-bit Firefox as your default browser, could you use Battlelog Standalone as a workaround?

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