Mozilla introduces Firefox 7 for Mac, Windows and Linux, but many wonder what, if any, memory improvements have been made. Don’t worry, time isn’t going turbo on you, Firefox 6 really did come out only six weeks ago. Mozilla continues to capitalize on a streamlined cycle of updates ever since Firefox 4 went public back in March. The claims about the most recent version? less use of memory and faster platforms. Mozilla says it has also improved support for newer Web technologies such as Canvas for HTML5 animations, meaning Web apps and games should perform better.
Let’s break this down. We’re looking at a memory reduction of between 20 and 50%. You’ll be able to keep Firefox open for longer, with more tabs open and view pages with exponentially more text.
Instead of pitting Firefox 7 against its predecessor, Mashable decided to test against the most recent release of Google Chrome. The results? Yes, memory use is lower; but Mac users should stick with Safari. Windows, feel free to go with Mozilla- historically, you’ve always been peas in a pod.
What do you think about Firefox 7?
- Firefox 7 released (onsoftware.en.softonic.com)
- Speedier Firefox 7 Uses Less Memory (webmonkey.com)
- Mozilla Firefox 7 Released (ghacks.net)
- Mozilla Firefox 7 released (sciencetext.com)