Brain Damaged Browser.

I seriously hate Firefox for only one thing. This –>


I don’t know why a browser needs 1GB of memory and 94% of CPU Usage. But this is seriously sick.

Auslogics Task Manager Tracks Process I/O Usage

Free, portable system utility Auslogics Task Manager helps you troubleshoot a PC by tracking CPU, disk, memory, and internet usage for every process on your system.


Auslogics Task Manager is very similar to Process Explorer, arguably the best of the bunch. Where Auslogics Task Manager shines, however, is that it's extremely simple and easy to figure out which processes are utilizing the hard drive or network connection—you can even select a specific process and see just how much a specific process is hitting the disk. Like many other utilities, you can also search for an unknown process to figure out what it is, or you can see a list of open files to see what is locking a particular file.

Auslogics Task Manager is a free download for Windows only. Readers should note that the regular setup tries to force the awful Ask Toolbar onto your computer, so you'll want to grab the crapware-free portable version instead.

Auslogics Task Manager [via Download Squad]

Firefox 3.6 Alpha is Released.

Mozilla has released the first Alpha version of Firefox 3.6, code-named Namoroka. the pre-release version of the browser is available for Windows, Linux, and OS X, and includes a number of new features including:

  • Tab previews when you hit Ctrl + Tab
  • Faster JavaScript engine
  • Improved startup speed and overall responsiveness
  • Better session restore features 

You can read about them in the release notes. Strangely the tab previews weren't enabled by default. In order to enable them, type "about:config" into the location bar (without quotes) and then search for browser.ctrlTab.previews and set the value to true.
[via Mozilla Links]