Tuesday September 18th, 2001
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#37 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: IE preloading
Wednesday September 19th, 2001 10:16 AM
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I used Norton's System Information to see what DLLs are used by explorer.exe and iexplore.exe and NOT used by mozilla.exe (because Mozilla is the same kind of application as Internet Explorer, I thought that would be the most useful means of distinguishing them). Unfortunately, I managed to crash my system in the process and lost the list, and I don't have enough time to do it again; but it comes down to a large list of DLLs used by iexplore and explorer and not used by mozilla, most of them used only a few other programs (for instance, Office 2000 requires the use of a lot of the functionality in IE5+), and a good-sized list of DLLs used by all three (and therefore reasonably considered to be "operating system" DLLs, depending on how you want to define them), and one DLL used by explorer and mozilla and not used by iexplore.
Mozilla uses 8.3 MB in the private modules, and IE 1.97 MB in the private modules; while the total sizes are 12.9 MB for Mozilla and 14.7 for IE (much to my amazement). This is with each browser having only 1 window open on a web page (for mozilla, this page; for ie, the google home page), no turbo loaded, ie6 versus mozilla 2001081703, Windows 98 SE.
Hope this answers your questions, macpeep.