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Firefox Lorentz Keeps Plugin Crashes Under Control

April 9th, 2010 04:32 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

pastababa writes “A beta of the Firefox Lorentz project is now available for download and public testing. Eming reports Firefox ‘Lorentz’ provides uninterrupted browsing for Windows and Linux users when there is a crash in plugins. Plugins run in a separate process from the browser. If a plugin crashes it will not crash the browser, and unresponsive plugins are automatically restarted. The process-isolation feature has been in Google’s Chrome from the beginning. Chrome sandboxes individual tabs, crashes of one tab does not affect the running of the rest of Chrome browser. Firefox currently isolate only Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime and Microsoft Silverlight, but will eventually isolate all plugins running on a page. Mozilla encourages users to test Firefox ‘Lorentz’ on their favorite websites. Users who install Firefox ‘Lorentz’ will eventually be automatically updated to a future version of Firefox 3.6 in which this feature is included.”

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