Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Firefox 7 Might Use 50 to 75 Percent More Memory

Filed under
Moz/FF

In a statement released today, the Mozilla Foundation announced that for all future versions of Firefox, starting with version 7 which is still under development, reducing memory leaks will no longer be a priority – not at all, actually.

Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla Corporation, said in a press conference that Mozilla sensed that developers were getting very tired of the endless whining about memory usage of the popular browser and its many plugins.

“We don’t want to annoy people, and certainly not the developers who contribute so much to Firefox. In a time where everyone can have 4 GB of RAM, a browser slowly eating up a gigabyte or more shouldn’t be a problem. And if it crashes, it takes just a minute to start up again, so there’s really no point to be so uptight about it”, Kovavs said, while handing out baskets with complimentary memory modules.

rest here




Is this article supposed to

Is this article supposed to be funny? That is a rhetorical question by the way.

Firefox

So Mozilla pretty much has a death wish eh?

Oops, nevermind - it's a "humorous" news article and not based on real statements from Mozilla.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

GNOME Control Center 3.22 to Update the Keyboard Settings, Improve Networking

The upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment is still in the works, and a first Beta build was seeded to public beta testers last week, bringing multiple enhancements and new features to most of its core components and apps. While GNOME 3.22 Beta was announced on August 22, it appears that the maintainers of certain core packages needed a little more time to work on various improvements and polish their applications before they were suitable for public testing. And this is the case of GNOME Control Center, which was recently updated to version 3.21.90, which means 3.22 Beta. Read more

today's howtos

OpenShot 2.1

Canonical Releases Snapd 2.13 Snappy Tool for Ubuntu 16.04 and Fedora 24 (COPR)

Canonical's Michael Vogt has been happy to announce the release and immediate availability of a new maintenance update of the Snapd daemon that implements support for Snap universal binary packages in GNU/Linux distributions. Read more Also: