freebsd-advocacy Digest, Vol 248, Issue 1

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Wed Jul 30 15:52:25 UTC 2008

Michael Widerkrantz <mc at> writes:
> Szilveszter Adam <sziszi at> writes:
> > If you want to brag about FreeBSD technology used in a mainstream
> > product, then by all means mention Firefox 3, because that is already
> > quite impressive.
> Why Firefox? It's a user land application. I'm sure it's been ported
> to FreeBSD, but does that tell anyone that FreeBSD is good?

Firefox 3 uses FreeBSD's memory allocator (jemalloc) on all platforms,
instead of the one provided by the operating system.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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