most ram saving browser

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  1. Torian

    Torian New Member

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    Hi

    can you tell me an internet browser that doesn't need much memory? Cause I ain't got much.


    thx
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    None of them use much memory, and they all use a lot less if you don't load images by default and things like that. Get Firefox :dunno:
     
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    firefox is heavy on memory usage...

    believe it or not, MSIE is the least-demanding of the browsers -- mostly because a lot of it is loaded with the OS already.
     
  4. SL1200MK4

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    :werd: Firefox is pretty memory hungry actually.

    I am sure why, but every time when they load up a page with lots of pictures, the memory usage goes crazy. I got the impression that they actually decompressed the jpeg file and dump them into the memory. Nice a very nice algorithem if that's the case...
     
  5. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yeah, I guess it is somewhat hungry, it's using 5.6% of my memory right now. Must be all the features ;)
     
  6. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    IE is always running if you're on Windows so you might as well just open another instance and browse away.
     
  7. Torian

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    thank you, but my IE is totally messed up, is there a way to uninstall (remove it totally) and reinstall it?
    My OS is win2k prof.
     
  8. P07r0457

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    yes....

    format, reinstall.
     
  9. Torian

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    gr8...
     
  10. badguy106

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    anybody used opera? I just installed it, nice features, seems to be a bit of a memory hog too.
     
  11. P07r0457

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    i use opera as my primary browser (have for about a month now) and it rocks. There's a couple of compatibility problems, but I load those sites in IE/FireFox when required. Overall, I like the feel of opera better than FireFox.

    Memory usage does seem high, but with it's nice tabbed interface, I find myself with more open windows than I used to have with MSIE, so that could be the cause of the increased memory drain... And what's the point of over a gig of memory if I'm not gonna use it?
     
  12. cmsurfer

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    Ditto on Opera... I've been using it for over a year now and love it. I tried Firefox, but didn't like it too much...
     
  13. SL1200MK4

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    You probably don't know how bad firefox is when it comes down to memory.

    It is okay until you load up large image files. I loaded a page with like about 60MB or so of high def JPEG, and it used up more than 1GB of RAM... WTF? I havn't tested it out yet, but I think IE fares better in those regards...
     
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    for all that firefox does that IE doesn't/cant, and the protection it serves, I'll add a stick just for it. Best free download I ever invested in.
     
  15. badguy106

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    I think im sticking with opera. This is only my second day using it, and I like it. I had several features in firefox that would'nt work correctly, plus high mem usage, so I ended up going back to the PR version. Screw that. And opera is a helluva lot faster than either IE or FF........also read where opera is as secure, if not more so, than FF.
     

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