Firefox 15 Goes on a Memory Diet

Better management of memory and updates highlight the latest release of the Mozilla Foundation’s Web browser, Firefox 15. Firefox’s development team has steadily improved the browser’s memory management over recent months, but with this release of the program, it’s targeting a major contributor to the software’s piggish memory ways: add-on applications. The most common cause of leaks from add-ons is when they accidentally hold on to extra copies of a website in memory after a user has closed a tab, Firefox Product Manager Asa Dozier explained.



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