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Comment Re:Wait a mintue (Score 2) 151

Firefox used to be multiprocess, in the sense that if you started a new instance a new process would start. But they then heard about threading and decided it must be the solution to everything so now when you kick off a new firefox instance (on linux anyway) when one is already running it checks for some shared memory, and if its there hands over to the current firefox process which kicks off a new thread then the process you started dies. A very complex, inefficient and security poor method of doing things. But probably looked good on some former firefox devs CVs.

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