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Is Firefox Becoming Bloated?

Nov 28, 2007, 03:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"Most of you reading this are likely doing so with the now popular Web browser lovingly known as Firefox. Born out of the frustration to need something with less bloat, Firefox fit the bill with flying colors. These days, however, this is looking less and less like what we can expect from them in the future.

"One company line that I grow tired of hearing come up again and again is the issue with memory handling. Take the page-cache mechanism, for example. A feature, but also in many instances a huge resource hog. And now with version 3.0 just around the corner, we have to wonder what other 'features' are going to require me to rush out to purchase a new stick of RAM just to accommodate what older revisions of the same browser just a few years ago would have been fine with..."

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