Firefox 15 to solve memory issues

The popular Firefox browser has always been suffering from one problem – high memory usage.

While this may not seem like a huge problem for users with modern and powerful computers, owners of older machines have been complaining of the unusually high RAM usage by Firefox, which under some circumstances may get close to 1 GB of RAM, often bringing the entire computer to a standstill.

The upcoming Firefox 15, expected on August 28 this year, is expected to fix this problem and will allow users to open as many tabs as they wish without causing a system slowdown.

Firefox Logo

In order to solve the infamous memory issue Mozilla is currently targeting Firefox’s memory usage and more importantly its memory leaks caused by various add-ons. Often when you close a tab it continues to use RAM memory, taxing your PC without any benefit to the end user. Firefox 15 will solve this problem, Mozilla promises.

In addition the upcoming Firefox 14 will offer the Click-to-Play option, which will prohibit the work of plug-ins such as Flash unless the user does not specifically allow it to run. Thus another prerequisite for overloading the system will be eliminated and more RAM memory will remain free for other uses.


Source: News.softpedia.com

Related posts

Sony to launch super slim version of PS3

Sony to launch super slim version of PS3

The PlayStation 3 first hit shelves in 2006 and in tech terms this is like a million years ago. The age of the PS3, its size and the not-quite ready PS4 have prompted Sony to update the PS3 a bit - so expect to see a new Super Slim version of the PS3 in the next few months. The super slim...

Dell XPS 15z – the thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet

Dell has introduced its newest XPS laptop this week, which they claim is" the thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet,” with just .97 inches thickness. The 15.6-inch XPS 15z features aluminum and mag-alloy chassis and can be fitted with a WLED-backlit displays with 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080...

Acer announced Aspire One 532G the world’s first netbook with NVIDIA's Ion 2 Graphics

The new Acer Aspire One 532G sets the netbook trend in the digital world where Hi-Def viewing online is growing dramatically. Acer presents the world’s first netbook with dedicated next-generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics acceleration enabling users to enjoy Hi-Def content online as well as...

Leave a comment