Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Torian, Nov 16, 2004.
can you tell me an internet browser that doesn't need much memory? Cause I ain't got much.
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
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.
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...
Yeah, I guess it is somewhat hungry, it's using 5.6% of my memory right now. Must be all the features
IE is always running if you're on Windows so you might as well just open another instance and browse away.
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.
anybody used opera? I just installed it, nice features, seems to be a bit of a memory hog too.
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?
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...
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...
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.
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.