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Firefox 15 Beta Tackles Memory Leaks

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Mozilla has released a beta version of the next version of its Firefox browser with better memory management and significant speed improvements.

"Firefox 15 prevents most memory leaks caused by add-ons, including Firebug," Nicholas Nethercote writes in a Mozilla blog. Firebug is a Firefox add-on for debugging web pages.

"For many users with add-ons installed, this will significantly reduce Firefox’s memory consumption, without requiring upgrades to those add-ons," he adds. "For those users, Firefox 15 is likely to be faster (sometimes drastically so) and less likely to crash, especially if they have multiple add-ons installed and/or keep Firefox running for a long time between restarts."

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Mozilla needs to get a new buzzword list, EVERY release according to them has better memory management and is significantly faster.

I've yet to update Firefox and go WOWEE that's fast, which to me, would be the appropriate reaction to a truly SIGNIFICANTLY faster browser.

Nor in 14 release have they fixed their ginormous memory sieve problems, so I won't hold my breath. And that's a basic no-addon's install, so nice try Mozilla, but I don't think Addon's are the root of your memory problems.

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