Is Firefox Becoming Bloated?
Nov 28, 2007, 03:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
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"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..."