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Posted: 2/1/2006 11:09:05 PM EDT
I just installed it. Pages are loading VERY quickly - a noticeable improvement. It supposedly fixes "several" memory leaks, too. So far, so good.

February 1, 2006. Firefox 1.5.0.1 is a stability and security update that is part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version.

Here's what's new in Firefox 1.5.0.1:

* Improved stability.
* Improved support for Mac OS X.
* International Domain Name support for Iceland (.is) is now enabled.
* Fixes for several memory leaks.
* Several security enhancements.


www.mozilla.com/firefox/releases/1.5.0.1.html
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:11:56 PM EDT
when you upgrade do you have to unistall the previous version or does it automatically overwrite it?
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:17:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GTOJudge885:
when you upgrade do you have to unistall the previous version or does it automatically overwrite it?



No uninstall required.

I usually uninstall the previous version before an upgrade. However, this time I just downloaded the new version and it installed itself over the previous version.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:19:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GTOJudge885:
when you upgrade do you have to unistall the previous version or does it automatically overwrite it?



It overwrites it.

Running it right now, and memory usage does seem to be lower, though I never really noticed a problem with it before. *shrug*
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:33:12 PM EDT
It's a lot faster. It loads the pages quicker
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:37:15 PM EDT
I was using firefox and about an hour ago a message poped up saying there was an update, it pretty much did everything for me. I don't really notice any difference, but I guess they did something to it.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:38:41 PM EDT
uses alot less memory. Went from 150mb to 31mb ram used.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:13:47 AM EDT
mine went from 120k to 25k. seems to respond a little faster, but my machine eats up the internet
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 1:57:25 AM EDT
The memory leaks were serious issues: I've seen v1.5.0 Firefox take up to 123MB when doing heavy duty tabbed browsing and some add-ons: now it uses less then 50MB with the same configuration. Mozilla also fixed a potentially dangerous security hole dating to December 8th. 2005... and people vilify Microsoft for patching the WMF vulnerability in a mere 9 days, but I digress...

They did fix a problem with the latest Java runtime (v1.6 Update 6) which was not always called properly by the browser; this led to several sites not displaying content correctly. My wife and kids are happy because a lot of Flash and Java-based online games now work again.

I noticed a 20% improvement on page loading times after going to 1.5.1: this on a Via-VPSD MII 12000 Mini-ITX machine (not the fastest...hell, a PIII 800Mhz will own this thing in nearly all respects, but since it only uses like 17 watts when browsing, and 23 watts playing a DVD, I'm not going to complain.) I haven't yet tried it on my SMP systems.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 2:05:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 2:16:30 AM EDT
I'm using Opera now (which is REALLy good), but will try it again if the memory leaks are fixed.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 2:57:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Acheron:
The memory leaks were serious issues: I've seen v1.5.0 Firefox take up to 123MB when doing heavy duty tabbed browsing and some add-ons: now it uses less then 50MB with the same configuration. Mozilla also fixed a potentially dangerous security hole dating to December 8th. 2005... and people vilify Microsoft for patching the WMF vulnerability in a mere 9 days, but I digress...

They did fix a problem with the latest Java runtime (v1.6 Update 6) which was not always called properly by the browser; this led to several sites not displaying content correctly. My wife and kids are happy because a lot of Flash and Java-based online games now work again.

I noticed a 20% improvement on page loading times after going to 1.5.1: this on a Via-VPSD MII 12000 Mini-ITX machine (not the fastest...hell, a PIII 800Mhz will own this thing in nearly all respects, but since it only uses like 17 watts when browsing, and 23 watts playing a DVD, I'm not going to complain.) I haven't yet tried it on my SMP systems.



Ha...thats nothing. I had 1.5 eating up over 400MB a couple of times
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:22:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By magnum_99:
I'm using Opera now (which is REALLy good), but will try it again if the memory leaks are fixed.




I agree. I like Opera. Quit using the fox when it started using all my memory.... The hard drive light was constantly on...
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:24:27 AM EDT
it automatically downloaded last night while i was playing bf2. i didn't use it that much. speeds to be a little more responsive
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:27:37 AM EDT
how do you check the memory use?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:31:08 AM EDT
Certainly looks faster.

Bummer that some of my extensions don't work now, though....
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:24:37 AM EDT
well the memory leak issues have been kinda fixed, it takes about 50% longer to use up half of my ram before I get pissed and restart the program.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:27:00 AM EDT
Hopefully this will fix all of my memory leak issues. If I left Firefox up all day while browsing it would get up to 350M, ridiculous. I have had to close it every few hours and restart it to recycle the memory.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:28:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:
how do you check the memory use?



ctrl+shift+esc
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:37:57 AM EDT
Either I'm trying to think it to be true, but with this new update, it seems to browse much faster!
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:38:29 AM EDT
I was just browsing around and it sucked up 85 megs memory. Still better than 1.5.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:45:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 11:46:05 AM EDT by Alien]
MY problem with the memory leak was that the more stuff you download the more memory it eats up. So if you browse for a really long time or download a couple of gigs worth of movies using your browser, Firefox will eat up 200-300mb of memory and eventually become unusable.

Hopefully this fixes that issue.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:15:46 PM EDT
Is this Better than Netscape 7.1?

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:20:11 PM EDT
Had it for about a month and a half now on a new compuiter and it has been great.

When I did the upgrade before this, I uninstalled the first version and the upgrade didn't take. So I reinstalled the earlierr version and then the upgrade, that is still seeming to work fine on the old computer.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:24:16 PM EDT
its awesome
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:52:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
uses alot less memory. Went from 150mb to 31mb ram used.



well, after a day of use its using alot of memory again. Its using 230mb's now
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:41:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By gaspain:
uses alot less memory. Went from 150mb to 31mb ram used.



well, after a day of use its using alot of memory again. Its using 230mb's now



Yep it appears they STILL have NOT fixed the memory issues.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:48:23 AM EDT
If you have a problem with the Spellbound Extension the fix is here:

forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=351130&highlight=spellbound
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:55:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Yep it appears they STILL have NOT fixed the memory issues.



Firefox relies on the user community to identify problems. If you have what you think is a memory issue you need to read this thread:

forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=354828&postdays=0&postorder=asc&postsperpage=15&highlight=memory+leak&start=0&sid=6ebedabc7840dd6a64c5a7469b4904c4
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:24:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rkbar15:
If you have a problem with the Spellbound Extension the fix is here:

forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=351130&highlight=spellbound



Thanks for the link! That's all that I was missing with the new version.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:29:29 AM EDT
Maybe it won't randomly dump my bookmarks every few months now?
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:46:49 AM EDT
Operating perfectly so far on my three computers.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 1:59:35 PM EDT
Mine seems to be working better, for now. I was getting REALLY tired of the browser hanging when a link opened in a new tab was loading - I couldn't scroll another tab, switch tabs or anything.

Memory use seems to be a bit better too.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:09:32 PM EDT
running it now. seems to be A-OK
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:38:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 2:55:36 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By rkbar15:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Yep it appears they STILL have NOT fixed the memory issues.



Firefox relies on the user community to identify problems. If you have what you think is a memory issue you need to read this thread:

forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=354828&postdays=0&postorder=asc&postsperpage=15&highlight=memory+leak&start=0&sid=6ebedabc7840dd6a64c5a7469b4904c4



They have known about the problems and after 1 1/2 years, the cannot fix them... I will just use Opera.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:41:26 PM EDT
Give this extension a try. You can access its options at tools>extensions.
addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1269&application=firefox
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:49:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:41:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WooDy_the_infidel:
Give this extension a try. You can access its options at tools>extensions.
addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1269&application=firefox



Thanks. That's a great extension to use instead of tweaking the settings manually like I've been doing.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:19:00 PM EDT
my firefox is now up to 520mb mem useage. Friggen beast of a memory hog here.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:31:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
my firefox is now up to 520mb mem useage. Friggen beast of a memory hog here.



And you let it get that large.... Why?

Close the browser window wait 3 seconds. Re-open it and you are good for another three days.
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