Firefox memory “leaks”
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen complaints about “Firefox memory problems”. I’ve even seen posts that talk about how many hits you get in Google for something like “Firefox memory leak” and how that must mean there’s a real problem.
Here’s a typical complaint:
firefox’s memory usage has always been a thorn in my side. I tend to average around 20 to 25 tabs open, usually while I’m running other ram hungry applications. Firefox generally was eating up about 200-250 megs of ram on my machine
Listen, genius, just how much RAM do you want it to be using when you’ve got an average of 25 tabs open? Have you even tried having 25 tabs open with a different browser? Do they use much less memory with the same 25 pages open with the same page histories?
I just want to say that I’ve never had any problems with Firefox, and it’s my favorite browser. If you really think it’s using too much memory, spend $25 and add a 256MB stick to your machine.