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Windows 7: Firefox 8 for Windows x64: Has 64-bit browsing finally come of age?

29 Jul 2011   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hotbowler View Post
Just downloaded Nightly 8.0. So far works pretty good, seems faster than FF5. The only problem I had was with Adobe Flash Player, kept wanted the plug-in even though I installed it. Then noticed Zirro's comment above about the 64 bit beta version of Adobe Flash. Downloaded and installed that one and so far no problems at all, all pages load nicely. Not sure about memory usage/leaks, don't know where to monitor that.
To see if there are memory leaks, just open up the Task Manager, click on the Processes tab, and see if the the memory usage for firefox.exe keeps rising even when you're not doing anything. This shouldn't be a problem though since the memory leaks were fixed already.

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30 Jul 2011   #32

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Watch it for a while

You should watch it for a while.
As I noted earlier, my FF8 memory usage seems to oscillate (rise and then fall).
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01 Aug 2011   #33

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks for the info Klaw117. Opened task manager and watched Processes for Firefox Nightly. Did not move mouse or anything and it moved from 225,356K when I first looked at it, to a high of 225,580K and then back down to a low of 224,160K. I did this for maybe a couple of minutes. So I'm guessing that this is not too bad.
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01 Aug 2011   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Yeah, that's nothing to be concerned about.
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01 Aug 2011   #35

Windows 7 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Yeah, that's nothing to be concerned about.
Thanks. So far I am liking Firefox 8. Seems faster, especially on startup. So far one difference I have seen is that FF8 does not automatically log me in to my Yahoo home page like FF5 does. Not a big deal, figure that will be taken care of when the final version comes out and Yahoo can add their stuff to it.
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03 Aug 2011   #36

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.700 Build 7600

I was using FireFox browser. Just by happenstance I decided to download the latest Google Chrome. The GC browser performes better than any browser I've ever used. I decided to not use my IE explorer. My computer shop guru warned me that it is too dangerous. Too many opportunities to be compromised. I can't afford to be paying for damage from hackers' viruses to be repaired by my Guru all the time.
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03 Aug 2011   #37

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Firefox slows over time as will chrome once you get it loaded up a bit.
I personally will likely be using firefox from here on out.
Not because I have any one specific thing again chrome, but because I have 2 years worth of settings, customizations and nearly 100 plugins and add-ons running in my firefox.

The amount of investment it would mean to switch all that over to chrome at this point is just far too massive.
Plus my average page load is still less than a second even with all the fluff I have.
I really don't know where anyone gets off saying a browser is noticeably faster when they all display pages pretty much instantly for me.

If you are counting load times in miliseconds and trying to pretend it matters.'re never going to be happy with anything you have.
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 Firefox 8 for Windows x64: Has 64-bit browsing finally come of age?

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