"Secondly, however, it was stated the applications should have
been equal also: that is, Firefox vs Firefox, OpenOffice vs
OpenOffice. I believe I was upfront in the piece I was comparing
the typically established default programs for that platform but
the complaint definitely raises an interesting question. Was it
truly Vista that was holding on to memory – by clever design
to improve performance – or was it Internet Explorer
carelessly leaking memory like a sieve?"