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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4710 on: July 11, 2017, 12:29:31 AM »
Google Is Testing A "Panic Button" in Android So Users Can Close Malicious Apps:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-is-testing-a-panic-button-in-android-so-users-can-close-malicious-apps/

I wonder if that will allow you to close some of the unwanted google apps on their branded phones  :P
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4711 on: July 11, 2017, 12:35:34 AM »
Android O wants to make your phone twice as fast

https://www.cnet.com/products/google-android-o/preview/
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4712 on: July 11, 2017, 08:14:05 PM »
Mozilla hopes its Electrolysis project will bring you back to Firefox by making the browser faster and more crash resistant

https://www.cnet.com/news/firefox-speed-boost-maybe-try-mozilla-browser-again/

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« Reply #4713 on: July 11, 2017, 08:20:35 PM »
Mozilla hopes its Electrolysis project will bring you back to Firefox by making the browser faster and more crash resistant

https://www.cnet.com/news/firefox-speed-boost-maybe-try-mozilla-browser-again/

They also need to do something about it being a resource hog. I have many tabs open and have see 1.6GB of RAM used, whilst I have 4GB on my XP system so it is manageable. But I think that could well be part of the reason for crashes, though I have no definitive proof.

It seems when I get to X number of tabs open it falls over, I do allow a crash report sent to Mozilla, so hopefully they get some useful information.

That however, is a moot point given XP is on the ESR build for now and not long before no support.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4714 on: July 11, 2017, 08:27:43 PM »
Mozilla hopes its Electrolysis project will bring you back to Firefox by making the browser faster and more crash resistant

https://www.cnet.com/news/firefox-speed-boost-maybe-try-mozilla-browser-again/

They also need to do something about it being a resource hog. I have many tabs open and have see 1.6GB of RAM used, whilst I have 4GB on my XP system so it is manageable. But I think that could well be part of the reason for crashes, though I have no definitive proof.

It seems when I get to X number of tabs open it falls over, I do allow a crash report sent to Mozilla, so hopefully they get some useful information.

That however, is a moot point given XP is on the ESR build for now and not long before no support.
You may be interested in the following articles (though they don't apply to the ESR versions):
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/firefox-will-add-a-settings-section-that-lets-you-control-performance-/
http://windowsreport.com/firefox-too-much-memory-windows-10/

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« Reply #4715 on: July 11, 2017, 09:11:36 PM »
<snip quotes>
You may be interested in the following articles (though they don't apply to the ESR versions):
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/firefox-will-add-a-settings-section-that-lets-you-control-performance-/
http://windowsreport.com/firefox-too-much-memory-windows-10/

Thanks for those links.

Strangely enough the memory used by firefox 54.0.1 (32-bit) on this win10 64bit laptop is much less about 0.5GB and this laptop has more ram 8GB DDR4 and a much faster processor and 256GB SSD primary drive.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4716 on: July 11, 2017, 10:50:23 PM »
<snip quotes>
You may be interested in the following articles (though they don't apply to the ESR versions):
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/firefox-will-add-a-settings-section-that-lets-you-control-performance-/
http://windowsreport.com/firefox-too-much-memory-windows-10/

Thanks for those links.

Strangely enough the memory used by firefox 54.0.1 (32-bit) on this win10 64bit laptop is much less about 0.5GB and this laptop has more ram 8GB DDR4 and a much faster processor and 256GB SSD primary drive.
I guess the updates they've made to Firefox are really doing the job for you.
See here for more:
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/14/15802102/firefox-54-update-faster-less-memory
https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/250930-firefox-54-finally-supports-multithreading-claims-higher-ram-efficiency-chrome
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/06/firefox-multiple-content-processes/

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4717 on: July 11, 2017, 11:29:13 PM »
<snip quotes>
I guess the updates they've made to Firefox are really doing the job for you.
See here for more:
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/14/15802102/firefox-54-update-faster-less-memory
https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/250930-firefox-54-finally-supports-multithreading-claims-higher-ram-efficiency-chrome
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/06/firefox-multiple-content-processes/

Once more thanks for the links.

They certainly have on this win10 laptop, but obviously no change as yet on the ESR 52.0.1 version.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4718 on: July 13, 2017, 12:35:15 AM »

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4719 on: July 13, 2017, 12:37:48 AM »
iOS 11 release date, news and features

http://www.techradar.com/news/ios-11-release-date-news-and-features
This topic was primarily meant for the Windows OS. :)
Maybe starting a similar topic in the Mac Section would be advisable ???
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Interesting Windows Software and System News
« Reply #4720 on: July 13, 2017, 12:41:42 AM »
iOS 11 release date, news and features

http://www.techradar.com/news/ios-11-release-date-news-and-features
This topic was primarily meant for the Windows OS. :)
Maybe starting a similar topic in the Mac Section would be advisable ???
Than this thread should be renamed to: "Interesting Windows Software and System News".

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« Reply #4721 on: July 13, 2017, 12:44:16 AM »
As far as I can recall, this thread was started before there were any Avast products for the Mac. :)

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4722 on: July 13, 2017, 01:10:39 AM »
It's never too late. :)

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« Reply #4723 on: July 13, 2017, 01:37:23 AM »
It's never too late. :)

It is, about Eleven and a half years late ;)

Changing the title as you did works for one post. Changing the title for the topic only works for subsequent post, not the 4726 existing posts.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4724 on: July 13, 2017, 02:11:13 AM »
It's never too late. :)

It is, about Eleven and a half years late ;)

Changing the title as you did works for one post. Changing the title for the topic only works for subsequent post, not the 4726 existing posts.
Right, doing it for future posts is better than nothing, and it's not too late for that. :)