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Monday, 11 July 2011 14:41

Cut down version of Firefox out

Written by Nick Farell
firefox

Times they are a changing
As the Mozilla Foundation starts rolling out builds for testing in the Aurora channel one of them has caught our eye. Firefox 7 is still a long way off,  but some of the builds show that finally Mozilla is getting around to reducing the browser's memory footprint.

It seems that developers want to cut memory usage decrease by 30 percent in the latest Aurora builds. These improvements seem to have come out of the Mozilla's MemShrink project.  These have been focused on plugging memory leaks and improving garbage collection.

Already in this built memory consumption was down and the browser felt a bit snappier than previous versions.
he Aurora and Beta versions are available for download from Mozilla's website.


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