Saturday, March 3rd 2007

Apple resolves memory leak problems with Safari

Apple has recently been doing quite well for themselves recently. In the browser department, Safari is gaining users while Firefox is losing them. However, every rose has it's thorns. Safari has been often criticized with having a memory leak problem. A system can lose up to 76% of system performance just by having Safari open in the background. There have even been articles published detailing how you should shut down Safari when running anything else. Fortunately, Apple began working on a fix to this problem as soon as they heard about it. Anyone who runs Safari should grab the update.Source: Nordic Hardware
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9 Comments on Apple resolves memory leak problems with Safari

#1
BXtreme
nice, i was also curious about this as my frnd did get problems w/ that. oh well, wish i had mac...
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Wile E
Power User
Unfortunately, Firefox isn't very much better in this regard. It constantly consumes more ram the longer it is open.
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Jimmy 2004
by: Wile E
Unfortunately, Firefox isn't very much better in this regard. It constantly consumes more ram the longer it is open.
Haven't they fixed that in 2.0.0.2... I vaguely remember one site mentioning about some memory issue being fixed, not sure if it was the memory leak.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Jimmy 2004
Haven't they fixed that in 2.0.0.2... I vaguely remember one site mentioning about some memory issue being fixed, not sure if it was the memory leak.
Not on OS X as of this writing (typing from it now). Although it seems to be a little better, it still consistently consumes more ram the longer it's open.
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#6
Scavar
On PCs the memory leak was solved, but in OS X as I understand it.

Eh on a PC use Opera. On Mac OS X, well I dunno.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Scavar
On PCs the memory leak was solved, but in OS X as I understand it.

Eh on a PC use Opera. On Mac OS X, well I dunno.
I suggest Camino on a Mac. Stupid fast and light on resources, plus it integrates with the OS. (Such as Spotlight, and feature of that nature.) Not nearly as customizable as Firefox, but it doesn't really need much, tbh.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Safari isnt better than firefox Im sorry to say.
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Wile E
Power User
by: WarEagleAU
Safari isnt better than firefox Im sorry to say.
I agree, although it has come a long way.
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