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Firefox Gets On the Process Wagon

June 23, 2010 7:08:05.833

It's not quite as cool as the separate process per tab thing that Chrome does, but Firefox has taken a nice step forward - plugins/extensions run in separate processes:

The big new feature in this release is out-of-process plugins (OOPP). This means things like Flash, Java, QuickTime, etc., all run in separate processes, so when Flash decides to crash, it won't take your browser out with it. If Flash starts consuming all the CPU it can find, you can kill it without nuking your browser session

I'm still using Safari - "Reader" is awesome, and the "Readability" extension just isn't good enough yet. It's kind of cool seeing all of this browser competition though :)

posted by James Robertson

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