So, the news about Chromium(Google Chrome for linux/mac) is out. Personal I’ve been using the development build for a month already…and theres a reason WHY!
If you’re anything like me, you pretty much have Facebook up all the time – perfect place to procrastinate from whatever you are doing. So hey, whats wrong with that? I’ll tell you whats wrong – firefox memory build up! This does apply to several version of Firefox too, I’m using the newest stable release.
Firefox and memory
Chromium the saviour?
I’LL TELL YOU WHAT! After running it for several days straight(without crashing or anything) it still only claim about 4% of my memory, that is 10 times as little as Firefox would claim!
Why is this? Chromium on steroids?
I’ve been planning to investigate into this at a later stage, but for now I don’t have an answer for you. As soon as Chromium develops into a full blown and stable browser I’ll do new tests with proper data and see if it still is as fast and memory efficient as it is now.