Mozilla Corp Board Member Leaks the Truth About Firefox Memory Loss

“Firefox ticks many boxes, but the one big cross it has had to
bear over the years is the memory leakage problem that many users
have experienced. Here’s how it works: user has Firefox browser
open and visits websites, Firefox slurps up some system resources,
user continues to keep Firefox running, Firefox continues to slurp
up ever increasing amounts of precious system resources. Well, that
has been the allegation at least, and one which Mozilla has been
long at pains to deny. Whenever the subject has cropped up, the
official response has always been that there is simply no
significant memory leakage with Firefox or anything else that uses
the gecko engine for that matter thank you very much.

“Until now…”


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