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|QUOTE (sparrowhawk @ Oct 26 2010, 06:32 PM)|
|I prefer Firefox for my main browsing needs. I like how Firefox caches where you were on a previous page so if you go back a page, it jumps down to the spot where you left it. I've sat there staring at Chrome for a few seconds waiting for it to do that when I remember, "Oh, that's Firefox. "|
|QUOTE (sparrowhawk @ Nov 12 2010, 04:10 PM)|
|Just a random thing I noticed when I was fiddling with the Windows Task List: Chrome forks off another process for every tab you open. Firefox maintains all of its tabs inside one process.|
Considering how cheap memory is these days, it's not a big deal, but if you like a lot of tabs, the overhead of creating new processes will make Chrome a huge memory hog. On a related note, a few years ago a friend of mine insisted he couldn't use Firefox because it had a memory leak that would basically crash his slow laptop if he used it for any length of time. As far I as I know, said leak has been fixed with the newer releases of FF.
So as it stands, if you don't open very many windows/tabs, FF probably will use more memory, but as you increase the number tabs, Chrome will overtake it in memory usage. It's probably a totally moot point for most people today, but if you ever find your computer is slowing down ( ) and you have Chrome open, you might consider looking at just how much memory Chrome is consuming.
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