Mozilla 0.9.6 Released
Tuesday November 20th, 2001
mozilla.org today made available for download binaries of the Mozilla 0.9.6 Milestone. The builds are available on the releases page, or you can get them directly from the ftp site.
#69 You've got 768MB, is it being used for anything?
Wednesday November 21st, 2001 4:15 PM
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The start up value is high for sure. But the increase of 4mb in 20 minutes is reasonable as that is likely what your ram cache is set to if you haven't altered it.
Opera has a cool "Automatic ram cache" feature (well, if your not on Win 9x at any rate, I think the current beta currently causes all your resources to be nobbled). Opera's caching is clearly more aggressive than Mozilla's, but in the case where you're lucky enough to have a large amount of memory there's no reason why a browser shouldn't use it for cacheing if there aren't any other demands on it.
What I'm basically trying to say is that using a lot of memory isn't intrinsically bad. If you are using it for good effect and not taking it from other applications then it's a good thing. Mozilla isn't quite there though I think....