Microsoft's IE8 Beta 2 hogs memory, says researcher

Microsoft Corp.'s latest version of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) requires more than double the system memory of its main rival, Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox, and spawns nearly six times the number of processor threads, a performance researcher said today.

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Beta 2 also consumes 52% more memory than its predecessor, IE7, and uses almost three times as many threads, said Craig Barth, chief technology officer at Devil Mountain Software Inc., a Florida-based maker of PC performance testing software.

"IE8 is epically porcine," said Barth. "Microsoft has gone to epic levels of bloat."

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Capt CHAOS3793d ago

I could gave told you that and without even running IE8.. And all for free..

bourner3793d ago

firefox is way better . my ie always says . internet exploeer has closed becasue of an error and then says soemthing about my graphics card . im like wtf microsft mad this and it dosent even work half the time

Rockstar3793d ago

Looks like IE8 Beta 2 and Vista have something in common.

Firefox > IE indeed. It's all I ever use.

TheColbertinator3793d ago (Edited 3793d ago )


NovusTerminus3793d ago

I used to use IE until about three months ago. Now all I ever use is FireFox.

bumnut3793d ago

so if i use vista and ie8 my q6600 @3.2ghz and 4 gig ram will run like a 1ghz celeron!

go microsoft

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