Firefox is a PIG on memory var: Respectful critic - thanks.

Phillip Sc. Boegh psb at
Wed Oct 26 06:58:52 UTC 2005

> Phillip Sc. Boegh wrote:
No I did not write this - I answered.

>>> I feel like I hit a nerve on this one, hehehe.
>> All right - but I think some newbees cannot distinguish between
>> "applications that they have ordered and spend a lot of money for" and
>> "applications that are kindly developed for all and voluntarily".
>> You cannot compare open-source programs with commercial closed source
>> because the close source developers can build in the open-source code
>> and
>> fix some bugs - which they hold for themselves in close code. So we'll
>> always be behind the commercial applications.
> Nonsense.  The strength of Open Source is its openness.
Read inside - that is exactly what I wrote - the problem with proprietary
software code is that it is close - but do we aggre that it is MUCH easier
to include open code into close code than the oppersite way around?
Therefore we will always be behind - and that is OK because we care for
security more than new features!

> Lots of talented
> people get to see the code, spot and diagnose problems and correct them
> quickly.
But talented or not - it is more easy to copy than develop new code.

> With proprietary software, only a few get to see the code, and
> non-monumental problems have to wait for "the next release" to get fixed
> -- and then it may get superceded by the needs of the marketing
> department.
Please read inside before you argue against.


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