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Windows 7: Firefox 15 remembers to forget old memory

28 Aug 2012   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Firefox 15 remembers to forget old memory

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As with many tech code-names, MemShrink doesn't sound particularly exciting. And yet, the memory leak-managing project at Mozilla finally sees some of its biggest changes reach the vast majority of people using Firefox with today's major update.
Read more at:
Firefox 15 remembers to forget old memory | The Download Blog - CNET Download.com


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28 Aug 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Firefox 15??

I upgraded to what I assume was the latest and greatest, 10.0.1, maybe 6 or 8 months ago.

So they are grinding out new versions every month or two. Lovely. The Mozilla death spiral appears intact. I haven't checked the recent Firefox market share, but it was not looking good a year or so ago.

I'm glad I don't deliberately keep track of new versions and updates obsessively. It would wear me out.

I have not noticed any memory issues, but I am long since sick of the entire "add-on/extension" thing.

Backsliding to Internet Explorer looms as increasingly likely.
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28 Aug 2012   #3
z3r010

 

FFS mine only auto updated to 14.0.1 a few days ago, i've just done a check and it updated to 15
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28 Aug 2012   #4
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Thank's for the post. On FF 15.0

Also Thunderbird Mail is now 15.0
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29 Aug 2012   #5
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Yes, I have Mozilla Firefox 15.0 (Beta).
Thank you for the news.
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29 Aug 2012   #6
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

These updates are starting to get a bit much now. Just noticed now I was upgraded now my addons are not compatible again ......... Sigh.
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29 Aug 2012   #7
x BlueRobot

 

Does anyone think Firefox is better than Google Chrome yet?
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29 Aug 2012   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM 17.3 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Lost The Plot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Firefox 15??

I upgraded to what I assume was the latest and greatest, 10.0.1, maybe 6 or 8 months ago.

So they are grinding out new versions every month or two. Lovely. The Mozilla death spiral appears intact. I haven't checked the recent Firefox market share, but it was not looking good a year or so ago.
"Chrome Version Number Envy."

Since the "idiots-in-charge" decided that they must outdo Chrome in the "update race", FF's market share has gone down.

IMO, the orange button didn't help either.
"One button to rule them all."

Still, Firefox is my preferred browser.
Opera seems to be OK (I have it in a VM that I use for my Web Design course)

IMO:
  • IE9 and IE10 are awful (can't be customised).
  • I won't use Chrome (Google are too untrustworthy).
  • Maxthon can't be customised.
I can't find a Chromium installer for my PC.
The one I did find had an unethical "mass crapware" installer (with cunningly altered buttons).
After I battled through it, it was the 32 bit version, which refused to install on my PC.
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29 Aug 2012   #9
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Does anyone think Firefox is better than Google Chrome yet?
Only since forever.
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29 Aug 2012   #10
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm using FireFox 15 Beta 2. All I receive is Flash Stopped working and FireFox locking up for 10-20 seconds. What has happened to FireFox, what has happened. I don't want to go back to Chrome, because I have FireFox setup, finally, exactly the way I want it.
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