posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 10:37 PM
Slightly OT, but pertaining to FF:
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by Swills
I don't think it's Firefox that's giving you problems. As a matter of fact, I literally have 15 tabs open right now. I think it's your computer.
I concur, it's likely his/her computer, not the browser. I have 22 pages open right now in FF 21 on an Acer netbook (Atom N450 CPU 1.6 ghz, and
meager 2 Gigs of RAM) and am having no problem keeping my system running at about 35-45% CPU, considering spikes, and holding steady at 60% RAM. With
other programs running besides FF. Now, if I can manage that on a obsolete netbook, I'm thinking that poster has some issues with their hardware or
perhaps system services. If they have the technical understanding, they may want to go in to their services program and see which they could turn off
to free up some CPU & RAM space. It also doesn't hurt to make sure your drivers (all of them) are current, and I second using CCleaner, too. I see
the poster is insisting it's not their comp, but that's what I said over & over before I tweaked my Win7 Starter's running services. Sometimes it
really is just that simple.
Now, on topic. This is pretty awesome. I'm not aware of too many affordable or free, and non-snoopy, alternatives to Skype. This is going to be very
awesome for people who live on a shoe-string wanting to keep in touch with family, and doubly awesome for those needing, or just wishing, to
communicate without uninvited Overlord guests listening in/watching. Inevitably, you know the government is going to try to shove their fingers in
this somehow. They know they can pull Skype's strings, you know they're going to try it with this.