I’m a big fan of Firefox and the Mozilla Foundation as a beacon of free software goodness, but its memory management issues have driven me to try out Google’s Chrome browser. I’m liking it a lot. When it first came out, there were a lot of behaviors and missing features that ruled it out for me, but it has come around.
To be fair to Firefox, maybe my extensions are to blame, but whatever the cause, it will steadily chew up memory and slow down until I’m forced to restart the thing every few days, which is a pain when you have all your windows arranged just so and 10-50 tabs open across multiple instances.
It would be okay up to about a gigabyte of memory usage, but then things started bogging down more and more as it approached …