1.    04 Oct 2017 #1
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    Why does google chrome use so much RAM compared to firefox? Discuss.

    Why does google chrome use so much RAM compared to firefox? Discuss.
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  2.    04 Oct 2017 #2
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    Architecture. Google decided to run every tab and every extension as a task. If the task fails it is just supposed to take out the specific task and the rest keep running.


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  3.    04 Oct 2017 #3
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    Older traditional browsers put everything in one process. This tended to keep memory usage lower because threads have a smaller memory overhead than processes. But reliability was sometimes a problem because if there was a problem in one tab it was likely to take down the entire browser.

    From the beginning Chrome went a different route. Usually each tab had it's own process but tabs on the same website would often share a process. This enhanced reliability because problems with a tab were usually confined to a single process and the other tabs would be unaffected. But memory usage tended to be higher.

    Most popular browsers are going the multiprocess route. Internet Explorer did this quite a while ago and Firefox is on the path. Older versions still use a single process. With the amounts of memory that are now typical the higher resource usage is usually not a problem.
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  4.    04 Oct 2017 #4
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    Thanks for that Lmiller.

    Here's some reading that really made me more of an enthusiast of Firefox than I've been all year: Firefox can open over 1,500 tabs in 15 seconds | ZDNet

    I'm also going toget Quantum this Nov. month. Let's see if its as good as we think it'll be!
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