Re: Firefox swallows memory and cpu
I have this same problem. I load firefox, the only tab open is google.com. BAM, memory usage shoots up to 300 megs virtual, 100 res. This would be laughable, if it weren't so frustrating.
I tried upgrading to swiftfox 3.5 from firefox 3.0.13. Swiftfox is certainly much faster, but still has the same memory problems. Now if I load google.com in lynx, that uses about 7k of memory. Now that is more like it.
Google.com shouldn't cause firefox to use 300 megs within 3 seconds of start up.
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