I have been using Flock ever since I put up the post and well, a scary thing I came to notice was that the more websites you viewed, the slower your computer became. I have a machine with a GB of RAM and about 1533MB of Virtual Memory! If your system has to become sluggish, it obviously means two things
- some process is eating up CPU cycles, possibly on a lock
- you are runing outta memory!
I immediately pulled up taskmanager to find out a scary number, which I see normally only in office, where in I am running frameworks after frameworks of code running on my development machine. Flock was holding about 1.5GB of virtual memory!
I am hazarding a few guesses
- Flock is actually holding the website content you are viewing through the web and all the book-keeping related to it in its memory cache?
- Flock is having a serious memory leak
Will do more testing on this. And also make an obeservations to the folks over @ Flock about this. It's still crazy if your web-browser is holding about 500MB of your precious RAM and 1.5GB of your virtual memory space. Sooper scary!! :-D!! What's happening to the world where in you could easiy browse comfortably and blog with just a 512MB machine, the RAM essentially required for your OS rather than the webbrowser!