Firefox v3 RC1 – A Winner

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I don’t usually make a big deal about software, but the latest release of Firefox has me a little bit excited. The render speed is excellent and more importantly the memory problems appear to be gone. Those of you who use Firefox a lot will realise just how good this news is. As an admin and a developer it’s not unusual for me to have 3 or 4 Firefox windows each with 4 or 5 tabs open. However, with Firefox v2 that would result, after a few hours, in a Firefox process that was hanging on to 300-500MB of memory. Not so with v3. After a full days ‘standard’ use I found that Firefox was using a mere 92MB!

The other cool thing is that Roboform has released an update that is compatible with RC1 :).