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Re: Straw poll: What browser do you use?

I tried chrome once, and really wasn't impressed with it. First of all, it didn't play nicely with my kde4 desktop, had its own fisher-price looking borders, etc. I also wonder how much of my browsing experience that google is caching and phoning home. I know I use gmail, though I have been reconsidering that as well...Since it has been almost painfully slow the past month or so...


On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Vince Vielhaber <vev@michvhf.com> wrote:
On Tue, 7 Sep 2010, B. Alexander wrote:

I'm just wondering, since firefox/iceweasel seems to be getting unusable. I
have a 2.2GHz C2D box with an nvidia card at home, and a 3.0GHz C2D with a
(lame) ATI card at work. I find that firefox (or xulrunner-stub) have memory
leaks, and after a couple of days, it eats up a significant amount (10-30%)
of memory. The work box has 3GB and the home box has 4GB. It also eats up a
significant amount of CPU.

This morning, after idling all weekend, iceweasel on my work system was
chewing up between 70 and 100% of my cpus, and scrolling pages were
hesitating for several seconds.

So what do others use?

Firefox 3.6.8 normally.  On the work machine I use Google Chrome 'cuze
it's faster but I don't really like it much.  Chrome will start acting
strangly if I have too many windows open that are full of tabs where
Firefox doesn't seem to have a problem with it.  I like to take advantage
of the space in the status bar for extra buttons/functionality.  Can't
do that with Chrome.  Chrome makes you put all the extension buttons in
one place.  Chrome's also not as configurable as Firefox.

On memory leaks and stuff, they all seem to, especially if you use flash
and it seems just about every website on the planet uses it somewhere.

When it gets too bad I just kill it with a -9 and when I restart it will
restore everything the way it was sans memory leaks.

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