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Change the browser agent to indicate Internet Explorer/Windows in either chrome or firefox, and I bet it works.
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What in gods green earth would require Slack to consume 1/2 Gig of RAM? It's a f***ing messaging app!!! Or Postman, which is really nothing but an awful front-end UI for sending REST API calls and receiving responses?
Between the two of them, 1GB. Two Visual Studio instances, another 1.5GB. SQL Server + SSMS, 700MB.
And don't even get me started on Chrome. 17 tabs and almost 5GB. Close Chrome, restart with exactly the same 17 tabs, and now it uses a meager 2GB.
WTF? On a 16GB machine, I had 90% memory utilization (there are other things too, stuff consuming 200MB, etc). F***ing insane.
I recall reading an article roughly 10 years ago where the guru from some tech company (Microsoft, Apple, Google, Adobe, Oracle... - I don't remember) made the argument that being ultra efficient with RAM use was foolish - after all having a bunch of unused RAM isn't helping anything. His advice was use as much as you want and let the OS manage it.
It really does seem that way. All I can think is these apps load everything into memory as a distinct object and then never let it go. It's just crazy -- no lazy loading, no setting things to null after done with use. Just wanton memory eating with no thought.
Ironic, I got this email from Postman last week basically tooting their horn about how great they are, how much their customer base has grown, etc. Sad, because their UI sucks, and their app sucks too IMHO.