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Firefox is quite quick at displaying pages and reformatting them, but it is slow to start up (I'm talking about the Windows version here) . I imagine the RISC OS version will behave similarly, but with an even longer start up time due to the lower data throughput of the ARM cups. So start it up and leave it running you think..... But.... one problem with Firefox is that it is a memory hog, and it never seems to release any memory it claims. For example, it uses 10M to start it up with a blank page, then 4MB(!) to open the Drobe home page, another 1.5MB to open this story in the same window, or 3M more in a new window. That pattern repeats for every page you open, so after a fairly short browsing session Firefox can easily be using 50+MB of RAM, even if you close all but one blank window. So RiscPC users, start scavenging those extra SIMMs now!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 31/3/05 2:53PM
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