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Which browser takes up the least memory?


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#1 Sploog321

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:46 PM

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:14 PM

By memory, you're referring to RAM right? If so, try K-Meleon.
It's based on the Gecko layout engine developed by Mozilla which is also used by Firefox.
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

Kind of a 'loaded' question.

Do you mean bare bones without any plugins or add ons? Or do you want a configured browser thats ready to go with all the features you want?

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 07:29 PM

Here's a recent article that thoroughly compares the major browsers:

http://lifehacker.com/5711040/browser-speed-tests-ie-9-firefox-4-beta-chromes-crankshaft-and-opera-11-beta

Firefox won the memory tests, but Chrome is faster.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:57 PM

Here's a recent article that thoroughly compares the major browsers:

http://lifehacker.com/5711040/browser-speed-tests-ie-9-firefox-4-beta-chromes-crankshaft-and-opera-11-beta

Firefox won the memory tests, but Chrome is faster.


Notice that the version of the browsers tested were all BETAS. Firefox 4 comes out soon, not sure about IE9, Opera, or Chrome though.

EDIT: Seems that for a few of the tests, they used Firefox 3.6

Edited by Sightless, 26 January 2011 - 04:58 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:01 PM

Yes, they used both betas and stable releases to compare them. Gives an idea of what the future of browsing will be like. :)
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