Posts Tagged ‘chrome’

Google wants your memory

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 | Tech

By this point, most developers have realised that Firefox is a cludgey pile of crap that eats up all your memory, and made the switch to Chrome, those developer tools long since surpassed Firebug.

Recently though, I’ve been running out or memory a lot and I don’t think it’s accurate to say Chrome isn’t to blame. As it runs everything in different processes, it’s easy to miss how much memory it is eating up, but I found it using 620MB of memory with just four tabs open.

Activity Monitor

Of course having Netbeans eating up so much clearly isn’t helping either, but IDEs are always a bag of crap (Eclipse is worse, I miss Notepad++).

Farewell, Firefox

Sunday, August 7th, 2011 | Tech, Thoughts

As we know from the whole religion business a lot of us have been involved in over the past few years, it is very difficult for someone to change their mind. It really takes a lot, especially when you’re emotionally invested in something.

I’ve been a champion of the Firefox cause for many years now and I think the Mozilla Foundation have done some great work.

But I can’t champion its name anymore.

Let’s face it, it’s just rubbish these days. Their rapid release cycles have brought around faster versions, but this has just made them increasingly unstable and still trailing the competition.

Firefox uses up more memory than anything else on my computer. Anything else! I run Zend Studio. That is based on the massively bloated Eclipse Studio, and then Zend came along and added a lot more bloat, and it still uses less memory than Firefox!

So, unfortunately, I’m cutting my ties.

I’ve already replaced my Firefox/Opera combination at work with a Chrome/Opera combination, and plan to do the same on my laptop as well. The only thing I have held out with on Firefox for this long was Firebug, and Chrome’s Developer Tools and Opera’s Dragonfly do just as good a job, once you get into them.

Farewell, Firefox, you broke my heart :(.

Chrome part III

Saturday, September 6th, 2008 | Tech

Does anyone else miss Microsoft?

Say what you want about their business practises, you never found this in Internet Explorer’s EULA:

You retain copyright and any other rights that you already hold in Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content, you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.

Due to massive pressure Google have now removed this. But how anyone can make the claim that Google aren’t just as much a faceless evil corporation as anyone else these days is beyond me.

Google Chrome part II

Friday, September 5th, 2008 | Reviews, Tech

Had a quick play around with Google Chrome, have a few thoughts on it. I’m not particuarly over impressed by it’s loading of web pages, mainly because it doesn’t…

If you wait a while though it will at least tell you it thinks it’s crashed…

Maybe I can fix it by going to the options panel…

Not quite the standards I was expecting, to be honest.