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Firefox Looking To Lose The Flab - And The Flaw

Mar 27, 2009, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Ryan)

"Perhaps because it's the second most-widely-used web browser in the world, not to mention being Open Source -- and because expectations for the "market-leading" browser aren't particularly high -- Firefox takes a good bit of flak whenever a new security hole or resource sink is discovered. The Mozilla devs -- or, at least some of them -- intended this week to be about memory management, and Mozilla's Co-Director of Developer Tools, Ben Galbraith, got the ball rolling on Monday with a blog post laying out plans for a new tool intended to make the process known as "garbage collection" -- freeing up resources by clearing out objects no longer required in memory -- a more transparent and manageable process."

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