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Mozilla Firefox Reviewed by macosxhints

Wednesday February 25th, 2004

Robert Accettura writes: "macosxhints has published a pretty good review of Firefox on its website. What is of particular interest (to me at least), is how it notes Firefox's CPU usage, which is pretty much the opposite of what critics of Mozilla products say. Overall it's a really good honest review."


#1 Firefox vs. IE on certain form updates

by gregoryk

Wednesday February 25th, 2004 5:10 AM

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I have had the same CPU experience comparing Firefox to IE. In fact, for work there is an application I use which performs work in the background while sendings updates to the browser via javascript updates to read only form elements. IE tends to take so long to render those instructions that the background process can be finished and IE will still be rendering the queue of javascript for hours with full CPU utilization. Additionally IE memory usage can get up to 130MB in the process. Firefox stays in sync with the updates rendering them very quickly, uses half the CPU and about 45MB for running the exact same process. Neither browser stays 100% responsive during this process, but Firefox handles it _better_.