[rescue] Needed: Older laptops
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Jul 4 10:51:37 CDT 2007
Doug McLaren wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 10:57:04AM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> | > Even on my wife's 266 MHz laptop, XP and Firefox work just fine. Just
> | > make sure you have at least 256 MB of RAM, and there's no problem.
> | Firefox's normal load on my machine is well over 256MB.
> That is not normal. Firefox is fine on this computer, and it's got
> 256 MB.
Um, where have you been? FF is reported to use over 1 GB of memory on many systems.
FF and Thunderbird both leak like a Louisiana levee.
> | On that laptop, I'd be swapping constantly.
> Something is unusual. Extensions? Caching set way way high?
Extensions has nothing to do with it, and caching is turned completely off on
all of my browers. I use a proxy and don't need local cache.
The worst of the memory leaks are in the base system.
> It works with a lot less by default.
I wish that were true.
shannon | An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto
| one blade of grass and not fall off the face of the earth.
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