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!