Thursday, April 30, 2009

Just when I thought IE couldn't get worse, IE 8 came out

So yesterday my Vista said hey, you have a new IE (and Office 2007) update. I said what the hell. I barely use IE now, why not. Well, after the upgrade, MonkeyMedia was broken. Fixed by a newer Beta client, fine, I can live with that (but I wonder what else is broken now).

Anyways, after running it for only one day, memory consumption is even worse than before. I'm looking at Task Manager right now, and with a total of 3 tabs open, I have two iexplore.exe processes, consuming the following Working, Memory (Private Working), and Commit Size respectively:

127,084K / 95,840K / 127,932K
223,696K / 196,844K / 232,396K
350,780 / 292,684 / 360,328

All that memory to display two FB pages, and one ticketweb order page. Seriously?!?

Now, compare this to my Firefox, 328,712K / 298,864K / 317,976K with a grand total of 61 tabs open.

I'm going to guess there's some share memory between these two processes, but regardless it doesn't bode well.

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