quote: My PC isn't new but it's not a dinosaur either.
quote: I can still get Firefox and IE to lethargic states if I open enough tabs (in FF, anywhere from 50 to 200, depending on the content of the tabs).
quote: It doesn't seem like much of a sacrifice to ask the user to close some of those tabs and keep it down to 20 or less.
quote: , but the ability to store numerous tabs of rich content while still remaining responsive is crucial
quote: Crucial??? 50-200 tabs?? Come on it is not "crucial" that you have that many open and you know it.
quote: Be realistic there is certainly a need for a 1/2 dozen or so tabs at once (maybe even up to 20), but past that and your just being lazy. I mean a simple middle click will close them you know.
quote: 200 tabs is unrealistic to 99% of users.
quote: I typically run 15-20 tabs but never more than 20 I would estimate. Most of these tabs are displaying fairly complex IT management tools. The machine is completely usable.
quote: It's not the IT management tools that do it, depending on what they're coded it. It's having a mixture of tabs with heavy Java or Flash or similar technologies. Open five tabs of your tools, five tabs of Facebook or a similar site, a couple flash games, a couple news sites, maybe a few forums, and a couple of PDFs. All of a sudden you have fifteen or a twenty tabs and a noticeably laggy browser. That system might not have issues running XP, depending on how well you run it on just how many tabs you open.
quote: Actually, yes, they are quite intensive, especially the logging tools that are basically streaming data, correlating it and graphing it for you in real time. The data is of course stored in a DB on another machine but the front end application is doing all the "real" work for me, the Sys Admin.
quote: The idea that developers should or would have users running 200 very intensive sessions open at a time is not realistic.
quote: have you seen the amount of ads and pictures?