Wednesday, September 03, 2008

It's a Hog!

Thanks to a link from Ragebot I did a little research on the new IE8 beta 2. Unless your machine is cooking with 4 or more processors forget it. To paraphrase one of the posters at Slashdot it uses twice as much RAM as Firefox 3 and saturates the CPU with six times the number of threads.
The folks at Devil Mountain Software found that in a multi tabbed browsing test IE8 Beta 2 consumed 380 MB of RAM and spawned 171 concurrent threads. I have a pretty good PC but that is too heavy for me. I will just stick with Firefox thank you very much.

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