[Chicago] [OT] Is it just me ...
sakamura at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 17:32:45 CEST 2007
Which version of firefox do you have?
Robert Kapteyn wrote:
> I have occasionally seen similar CPU spiking on my Mac and I decided
> it was a FireFox bug, perhaps only for the Mac.
> Opening the same page with Safari usually settles the issue.
> On Oct 10, 2007, at 9:48 AM, Ian Bicking wrote:
>> skip at pobox.com wrote:
>>> ... or is my poor old laptop having to work harder and harder to
>>> just "surf
>>> the web"? This AJAX technology has permeated everything. On the
>>> one hand,
>>> web sites can clearly be more interactive. On the other hand, the
>>> system parameters necessary to simply browse the web seems to have
>>> gone up a
>>> lot in the past six months or so. I have an 800MHz PowerBook G4
>>> w/ 1GB of
>>> RAM, not state-of-the-art of course, but not a P3 either. Just
>>> there viewing Gmail (which has no stupid flashy ads or other eye
>>> seems to consume about half my CPU. What's it doing while it's
>>> just sitting
>> Firefox has some really awful memory leaks. Gmail is pinging the
>> in the background (checking for new email), but there's no reason that
>> should take up a significant amount of CPU. The actual calls involved
>> libraries and abstraction is still pretty low in most Ajax
>>> Does this have any ramifications for OLPC with its rather modest
>>> CPU? What
>>> about computer recycling in general? Browsing the web and reading
>>> (often through the web) seem to be the most common uses for home
>>> if I donate a compuetr to some organization what are the chances
>>> it will
>>> actually be useful to someone?
>> FWIW, Gmail works fine on the OLPC. I've heard people say that the
>> browser (which uses the Mozilla rendering engine, but doesn't use the
>> XUL frontend that Firefox uses) is noticeably faster than Firefox.
>> I've never used them both on a comparable platform, so I don't really
>> know myself.
>> Ian Bicking : ianb at colorstudy.com : http://blog.ianbicking.org
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