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Re: Firefox Faster In Wine Than Native (was Re: Firefox Running Slow in Linux)



On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 11:17 -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Michael Cronenworth <mike cchtml com> wrote:
> > This same posting was on the fedora-test list first[1] and I've run my own
> > tests. I suggest you do your own. Fedora Firefox is sloooooow.
> 
> I think the more correct thing to say is that the linux version of
> Firefox is slow. From my reading this is not a Fedora specific
> problem... the mozilla builds are equally affected.  This could be a
> real problem for all linux distributors that needs to be addressed in
> the upstream firefox codebase.
> 
> -jef
> 

I'm currently running firefox 3.0.3, mozilla build,  under fedora 7
(yes, I know I need to upgrade to 3.0.6, also to fedora 10)..  Anyway,
one of the problems I find is that firefox just chews up CPU cycles
doing nothing.  Right now it's eating 15% of my 3.06 ghz Xeon CPU while
I'm typing this message in evolution.  Quite often it starts eating 80%
or more of the CPU time and I find I have to start closing tabs or
restarting it to get it to stop.  I do notice very severe performance
problems with firefox when it does this.

Does anyone else see unreasonable usage of CPU resources from Firefox?

Nataraj



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