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    A bit higher than what I experience, but it looks like they are both using around 300 MB or so.
    Linux = 320,604 K = 313 MB
    Windows = 372,768 K = 364 MB
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    On Windows Firefox heads up to 2GB+ memory usage which never happened on my Linux box. Takes a few days to get there and I'm sure that it is the Firebug extension causing the majority of it. It doesn't seem to to the same thing on Linux. Maybe that's because I suspend it overnight and that does something to the memory?

    I've used and liked Seamonkey before but keep heading back to Firefox and Thunderbird but maybe not this time as I'm fed up with all the unnecessary cruft they are packing in. My system can easily handle Firefox and Thunderbird as it's a 16GB Quad core i5 monster but still...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    I've used and liked Seamonkey before but keep heading back to Firefox
    Same here, and I ran Seamonkey exclusively for about a year right after it first came out, but I'm giving it another test run at the moment.

    Immediately, it feels a little slower than Firefox does on my machine, and it apparently isn't compatible with a couple of my favorite (possibly "must have") extensions. It also lacks some of the simple conveniences that I've grown very fond of with Firefox, and it comes with a few minor annoyances. Still, I'm going to stick with it for a while to see if I can adapt to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz View Post
    ...Seamonkey... comes with a few minor annoyances.
    I installed it on Mint via package manager and it spontaneously quits after about 15-30 seconds of use. So after the 3rd or 4th time of that, I figured there was probably a dependency problem or something else and just removed it. I plan on moving to Mint 12 KDE soonish because users at the community forums over there are saying it "runs" better than the standard Gnome 3.1 version. So I'll give it another try then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkittleLinux18 View Post
    I installed it on Mint via package manager and it spontaneously quits after about 15-30 seconds of use. So after the 3rd or 4th time of that, I figured there was probably a dependency problem or something else and just removed it. I plan on moving to Mint 12 KDE soonish because users at the community forums over there are saying it "runs" better than the standard Gnome 3.1 version. So I'll give it another try then.
    It sounds like you have installed version 2.0; it does that on Xubuntu also. Version 2.4 works fine though. The thing I am missing most from Firefox is the close tab being in the tab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    The thing I am missing most from Firefox is the close tab being in the tab.
    That's actually one of the main things that kept me from looking at SeaMonkey for very long.
    Petty annoyance, I know. But I'm a Tab-hopping guy, in the extreme!
    In the course of 15 minutes of browsing, I probably open and close tabs at least 7 or 8 times as I cross-check something... or fall prey to SOS!*


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    I actually prefer the single "close active tab" button as with the individual close buttons it's too easy to close tabs by mistake.

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    Very, very true...
    And that would explain why one of the few KB shortcuts I know is how to re-open closed tabs.
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    My attempt to adjust to Seamonkey once again didn't last very long, and I'm already back to Firefox.

    All of the minor annoyances that come with it and its rather unpolished look compared to other web browsers, along with the fact that it's not compatible with several of my favorite extensions are too much to overcome at the current time. My guess is that it will still be around when the right time comes to try it yet again.
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