Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 Now Available

Tuesday November 20th, 2007

The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.

#20 Re: Re: Places is horrible

by lc99

Thursday November 22nd, 2007 1:38 PM

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Asa, so how is it that I can download huge files, using a variety of applications or utilities, without consuming much VM or CPU resources on any computer available, without any trouble ... but when it comes to fetching a 20MB URL classifier DB, even if it were in a single chunk, that should consume hundreds of MB of VM and take over the entire system?

Your stated workaround of throttling the transfer on the server side -- has that been tested enough to demonstrate that it prevents the failing scenario, on typical user systems? In your post it would be good to see a bit more explanation -- why the huge VM takeover, and what makes it go away. Thanks; Larry.