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azureus ate my memory

Posted: November 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: howto, idiots | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

I use Azureus (called Vuze from a while) for the same reason as you do. 🙂
I dislike uTorrent, the lighter bittorrent client, maybe because azureus gives me more control.

Sometimes, I must use an old laptop with only 512MB RAM. And, here comes the trouble.
If I start Firefox and azureus, all my RAM is gone.
Looking on internet using Mr. Google’s search engine I found this:

“C:\Program Files\Vuze\Azureus.exe” -J-Xmx64m

Create a new shortcut, paste the above and use it.
Give it a try!

Firefox, you lost

Posted: October 4th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: madabout, online | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sadly but I don’t have a computer at home, occasionally, I read news or I write posts like this on an old Tecra A3: 512MB RAM, super slow HDD, intel 915GM video card and extra large resolution 1400×1050.
I’ve been using Firefox for ages, but after I read a post about using IE8 instead of Firefox 3.5.x+AdBlock Plus I was curious about the results.

I went home and I have installed IE8.
And, it’s true.
IE8 on old computers is faster than firefox.
I have enough free memory for my tabs, no more than ten.

On the computer at work I have about 60 tabs open, anytime, I didn’t felt like I have a problem, slow computer, not enough memory.
But, on this one, old one, IE8 is faster.

So, Firefox you lost this battle on old computers.
Sorry. Moved to IE8.

And another thing, there are no adblock features comming with IE8, but you can install a local proxy to filter your web traffic like I did, BFilter.