Thursday, February 02, 2006

Mozilla Updates

I updated Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox today. I'd downloaded Thunderbird 1.5 a couple of weeks ago but had postponed upgrading until now. So far, it doesn't look like a major change from 1.0.5.

Firefox was released yesterday. It's supposed to fix memory leaks and have speed improvements. I first upgraded FF on my iBook and noticed a significant improvement in page load times. I ran top in a terminal before and after the upgrade, and it looks like the new release uses a bit less memory on the iBook. Sometime later I was using FF on my Dell under XP, and it automatically prompted me to upgrade. That went without incident, as well.


Anonymous said...

Let me know if you have any problems with FF. I read something about people having problems with them on the Simple Machine BB.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dave,

Memory leaking is a major Firefox problem under Linux. I got a box with 1.5GB memory and I have seen Firefox eat 2/3 of that after leaving it on for a long time with many tabs. The Mplayer plugin will make things even worse so now I got an alias for 'killall nspluginviewer' :)

You have mentioned Opera before and I must make a plug for it. It doesn't leak like Firefox does. I am not trying to badmouth Firefox (I still use it a lot) but Opera is actually a very good browser and it doesn't leak. I am looking forward to version 9...

Dave T.