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Firefox 7: Better Memory Management, Meh Performance (Review)


I was hoping that Mozilla would do a better job with Firefox 7 than it had with the rather disappointing Firefox 6. They have. While it’s not as good as Google’s latest Chrome 14 Web browser, it is better. The real question: “Is it good enough?”

Well, let’s start with the good news. Firefox’s biggest problem over the years has been that it’s been a memory hog. The longer you run Firefox, the more memory it eats up. If, like me, you left Firefox on for days and with multiple tabs you could actually lock a computer up just with Firefox alone. That, I’m happy to say, they’ve made a lot better.

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