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asked 2019-03-07 08:55:46 -0500

Davide Sestili gravatar image

Very often when I browse on a news site with chromium 69.0.3497.100 (Build) Fedora Project (at 64 bit) with Fedora 27 the hard drive starts to work a lot, could it depend on a malicious script? Do I have to update Fedora?

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answered 2019-03-07 15:51:23 -0500

florian gravatar image

Yes, you will have to update to a newer Fedora release. F27 is end of life, not supported with important security updates anymore, at all.


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answered 2019-03-07 09:00:04 -0500

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It depend on how much RAM do you have Chromw and Chromium are memory eating beast, so they may be consuming it, in a way that your system start using swap memory. It will depend on how many tabs do you have open and what sites are you visiting. To be sure of that open a terminal and run top command and look at the memory consumption there as you go in your day. You can also try to with Firefox and see how it goes.

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free -h

will help you

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2019-03-07 15:47:09 -0500 )edit

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