Friday, July 18, 2008

A note on Java and OpenJDK

This is curious, I have both Javas, Sun and OpenJDK, installed and for both I have the Firefox plugin (I forgot to remove Sun's after installing OpenJDK). The side-effect was a seemingly high CPU use some times in Firefox. I suspect that it was due to the fact that I have too many extensions that could be fighting over conflicting resources (like 2 extensions that control the behaviour of tabs, I don't know, just bad guess work). Anyway, the point is: it wasn't. Since I removed one of the plugins (Sun's) it all got normal.

So, if you have both plugins (or you forgot that you have both installed, like me) and are experiencing some high CPU use with Firefox, try removing one of them :-)

Have a nice day!

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