firefox slows system
Over the past few weeks, all the tasks on my desktop machine (Debian
Etch, Gnome desktop, typically booted twice daily) have been getting
ever more sluggish.
I typically keep open several instances of Firefox/Iceweasel. The
utility "top" showed Firefox consuming most of the CPU cycles, even
after I closed all the Firefox windows.
After rebooting the machine, I started Epiphany instead of Firefox,
and now it is like having a new, fast computer. Other tasks
(and specifically, latex) run much faster.
Is there a fix for Firefox, or should I learn to like Epiphany?