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    Default Wow Firefox 5 is fast and uses 1/3 RAM of Google Chrome for 25 tabs!

    Firefox 5 Benchmarked - Faster And Better Than Ever Before!

    Impressive improvements over Firefox 4!




    Also, cold-start time is faster!


    I'm using it now and I have 27 tabs open (using Panorama, so they're split into 5 tab groups) and it's very responsive, fast and using 480MB RAM.

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    Default Re: Wow Firefox 5 is fast and uses 1/3 RAM of Google Chrome for 25 tabs!

    Hm. Looks promising.

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    Default Re: Wow Firefox 5 is fast and uses 1/3 RAM of Google Chrome for 25tabs!

    On 06/21/2011 10:36 PM, 6tr6tr wrote:
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    > 'Firefox 5 Benchmarked - Faster And Better Than Ever Before!'


    do all the add-ons you were using with the previous version still work?

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    Default Re: Wow Firefox 5 is fast and uses 1/3 RAM of Google Chrome for 25tabs!

    Yes add-ons I was using with the previous version still work.

    Those include:

    About startup 0.1.5
    Adblock Plus 1.3.8
    Console2 0.8b1
    Test Pilot 1.1.1
    Weather Watcher Live 1.0.17
    Web Developer 1.1.9
    WebMail Notifier 2.7.8
    Chrome Bug 1.7.2
    CSS Usage 0.2.4
    DOM Inspector 2.0.9
    Firebug 1.7.2

    Fortunately openSUSE Firefox Extensions 1.0.1 are incompatible with the manually installed version/
    Desktop: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 455 3.3 Ghz | 4 GB RAM | GeForce GT 630

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    Default Re: Wow Firefox 5 is fast and uses 1/3 RAM of Google Chrome for 25 tabs!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    Firefox 5 Benchmarked - Faster And Better Than Ever Before!

    Impressive improvements over Firefox 4!
    Good, bring on the competition. Looking forward to trying it.

    Incidentally digitizor uses the dodgy but widespread trick of displacing the origin in a couple of the graphs (SunSpider, HTML5), which makes the differences more stark than they really are.

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    Default Re: Wow Firefox 5 is fast and uses 1/3 RAM of Google Chrome for 25tabs!

    On 06/22/2011 03:36 AM, rafter22 wrote:
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    > Yes add-ons I was using with the previous version still work.


    do you see the same levels of speed increase (and low RAM usage),with
    your add-ons, as the OP did? (they can make a big difference--i was
    actually trying to learn if maybe the increase he noted was mostly due
    to no add-ons yet..)

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    Default Re: Wow Firefox 5 is fast and uses 1/3 RAM of Google Chrome for 25tabs!

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 06/21/2011 10:36 PM, 6tr6tr wrote:
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    > 'Firefox 5 Benchmarked - Faster And Better Than Ever Before!'


    do all the add-ons you were using with the previous version still work?

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    Yes, but I had to go in to one of them and change the maxVersion to 5.* (I actually changed it to 7.* to be safe for future changes).

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    Default Re: Wow Firefox 5 is fast and uses 1/3 RAM of Google Chrome for 25tabs!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    Yes, but I had to go in to one of them and change the maxVersion to 5.* (I actually changed it to 7.* to be safe for future changes).
    So did you need to renice the extensions?

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    Default Re: Wow Firefox 5 is fast and uses 1/3 RAM of Google Chrome for 25tabs!

    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    So did you need to renice the extensions?
    I don't know what you mean by "renice" but other than that one addon, all the others worked with no updates needed.

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