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Re: Firefox is becoming a bloated piece of ram eating software




On Thu, 8 Feb 2018 09:18:41 -0500, Caver1 <caver1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On 08/02/2018 02:00 AM, Lucifer Morningstar wrote:
>> On Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:36:19 -0700, Jeff Barnett <jbbrus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Desiree wrote on 7/2/2018 1:17 AM:
>>>> On 6/2/2018 9:02 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
>>>>> On 6/2/18 1:38 PM, pierre.courtois@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>>>> Before I start I'd like to say I use firefox exclusively over all
>>>>>> other browser. I've been using since it was put into production. It
>>>>>> speed and the capability to use adons was a big plus in making it a
>>>>>> "safer" alternative to the opposition.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> But as time goes on it became more and more of a memory and resource
>>>>>> hog. And now since the last few updates it became even worse. It
>>>>>> spawn many individuals processes in task manager, you can't keep it
>>>>>> on for more than a couple days at a time before it slow the whole
>>>>>> system to a crawl. So much so that when it does slow to a crawl I
>>>>>> usually kill the processes manually, which you made tedious to do
>>>>>> with so many processes.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Come on devs, get a grip and make it back like it was, a fast
>>>>>> reliable alternative to everything else out there, not this slow,
>>>>>> bloated piece of software that can barely run for more than a couple
>>>>>> days without a restart. Frankly, I'm getting tired of it and
>>>>>> seriously looking at alternative because the joy of using something
>>>>>> nice to use is getting
>>>>>
>>>>> Don't forget to place some blame on the extension developers whose
>>>>> extensions leak memory. Come on devs, get a grip and plug the memory
>>>>> leaks in your extensions.
>>>>>
>>>>> Now, why do you need to keep Firefox on for days?
>>>>>
>>>>> I like to sleep occasionally, usually every night, quit all
>>>>> applications, shutdown the computer, turn off the lights and save money
>>>>> on my utility bill.
>>>>
>>>> What does sleeping have to do with leaving a browser running 24/7/365? I
>>>> have two desktops and live in a climate where it is a necessity to run
>>>> them 24/7/365 if I want them to last 5 years.  I generally have several
>>>> browsers open 24/7.  I have no need to drag a computer around with me
>>>> outside my home (besides I dislike laptops) so this closing a browser
>>>> that has 200 tabs open in it because I have a laptop is irrelevant to
>>>> me.  The devs though, just like Microsoft, believe the desktop is dead
>>>> and code only for mobile devices.  It is very difficult nowdays to find
>>>> a great browser, or even just a good one, for the desktop.
>>>>
>>>> I also hate browsers that wall off each tab so you have a zillion of
>>>> them running in Task Manager if you have 100 tabs open in each browser!
>>>> I don't care if a "bad" tab crashes the browser.  I rarely have a
>>>> browser crash for any reason.  My default browser now is Basilisk but it
>>>> eats lots of RAM and I can't keep it open for days/weeks either.  At
>>>> least it doesn't clutter my Task Manager as it doesn't wall off each tab
>>>> and for that alone I will have it as my default browser.
>>>
>>> You can set the max number of CPU's that will be spawned for tabs in the
>>> latest 64 bit FF versions.
>> 
>> Pity you can't do anything useful with the latest version.
>> 
>
>Like what?

Like actually browsing without it freezing or using adons.
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