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Windows 7: IE8 vs FF3.5 vs IE7?

24 Jul 2009   #1
rakcs

vista 32bit - win 7 RC
 
 
IE8 vs FF3.5 vs IE7?

i like IE8. but recently i've noticed that it was eating my resources. 100,000K per tab? wtf? so i thought of switching to IE7. but, i've been a fan of firefox too. i wanted to try FF3.5. but i've read that it's slower than the previous.
so, can you tell me which of the three is better? or do I have a memory leak in my IE8? hmmm.


thanks!


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24 Jul 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ive found FF 3.5 fast enough tbh and havent noticed it to be much slow. Im not aware that you can install IE7 in Win 7.
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24 Jul 2009   #3
Gene

Windows 7 7265 x64
 
 

Firefox all the way.
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24 Jul 2009   #4
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Opera 10 B2

=)
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24 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
IE vs FF

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rakcs View Post
i like IE8. but recently i've noticed that it was eating my resources. 100,000K per tab? wtf? so i thought of switching to IE7. but, i've been a fan of firefox too. i wanted to try FF3.5. but i've read that it's slower than the previous.
so, can you tell me which of the three is better? or do I have a memory leak in my IE8? hmmm.


thanks!
Hey rakcs

Ok mem use will vary on any browser dependant on addons, tabs, and other factors. That being said FF 3.5.1 for add-ons, ease of use, and its quick enough out of the box. there are also tweaks to make it really fast.

BTW FF can use as much as 250Mb of ram if you have 8 tabs, and 15 addons like I do

Hope this helps

Ken
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24 Jul 2009   #6
LFB

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Opera 10 B2

=)
+++++1 Opera 10 B2... the best, faster and first 100% Acid3 test
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24 Jul 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Personally for me, it's Firefox all the way...even if 1 particular version or update causes it to run a bit slower than previous versions. The reason...plain and simple.....ADD-ONS. I use quite a number of firefox add-ons and without them, my browser is nowhere near as functional to me. My browser and it's add-ons have replaced quite a number of third party apps that I had once installed on the PC.
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25 Jul 2009   #8
rakcs

vista 32bit - win 7 RC
 
 

thanks. i will try all of them.

as of now im using chrome. im testing it if it still gives me the same crashes and errors with my vista. im not much into add ons. i only use flash player. and for firefox, i use noscript on FF3 even if it causes it to slowdown a bit. i just hate the ads. i already tried opera before, but i hate it when downloads are too slow.

thanks again. cheers!
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25 Jul 2009   #9
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

Google Chrome!!
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25 Jul 2009   #10
dan7777

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FullyLoadedMan View Post
Google Chrome!!
+1 Google chroma & firefox equel in my opinion firefox 3.5 i found buggy so im now useing firefox 3.0 and its much smoother than 3.5 just my exsperience
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