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Firefox 7 frees up memory

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October 04, 2011

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Firefox 7 frees up memory

This past week, everyone's favorite open-source browser made the jump to version 7, bringing with it better performance and improved memory use. According to a Mozilla blog post, this newest stable build of Firefox shows "20 percent to 30 percent, and sometimes as much as 50 percent less" memory use. Meanwhile, Firefox 7 for Android was also released, and it includes a laundry list of changes, such as the ability to select text in a Web page for copying and pasting. Check out our coverage of the releases.

Also, as part of Firefox's rolling wave of updates, the beta build of the browser moved to version 8. It now appears to offer some convenient new options for controlling tabs, managing add-ons, and built-in Twitter search.

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