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Re: Firefox 3 hogging 90% CPU, can anything be done about this?



On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 07:06 +0930, Tim wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 11:23 -0700, Hugh Caley wrote:
> > Proprietary is here; we need to deal with it.
> 
> Yes, but because of its nature, we only have few ways to "deal with it".
> If we're lucky, it works.  If we're not, it doesn't, and we probably
> can't do anything about it (we can only do workarounds if we know how to
> use it, even if we don't know how it works, and some things just don't
> give you all the information you need).  If we're more unlucky, we can't
> do a damn thing about it.
> 
> > Now, my own point is that a single Linux user has about zip power to
> > influence Adobe.  I think Redhat and to a lesser extent the Mozilla
> > organization has a lot more.  There should be direct talks between
> > these commercial operations about problems like these, and if there
> > have been, it'd be nice to know.
> 
> I wouldn't be surprised if Redhat, et al, have tried to deal with closed
> source companies.  I also wouldn't be surprised if they don't have a
> great deal of luck, either.
> > 
> > Also, Firefox allows a single bad plugin to make the brower unusable.
> > Maybe it shouldn't do that?  Seems to me there's a legitimate argument
> > to be made there.
> 
> Yes, though you're chatting to the wrong people, now.  That's a Firefox
> issue, and you'd need to take it up with them.
> 
> Have a look at Google's browser.  Or, since it's not for Linux, have a
> look at what they say about their browser:  Tabs run as independent
> processes.  One can't crash the other.  You can kill one without
> stuffing up the others, etc.



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