Memory Usage: Firefox 2 vs Firefox 3

Fat Pig Woman

We’ve covered some very interesting articles in the past about some of the work going into improving the memory usage of Firefox 3 as Firefox 2 is currently a fat pig.

Well it looks like Adrian over at ZDNet took the new Firefox 3 Beta 1 release out for a test drive with some relatively subjective testing by loading 12 webpages, then just waiting 5 minutes or so (I guess for any GC routines to run?). Here’s what he found:

  • Firefox 2: 103MB used
  • Firefox 3: 63MB used

Not too shabby Mozilla team!

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