Just thought about sharing this, I have noticed a huge amount of RAM, memory being taken by my favourite desktop browser - Google Chrome, currently version 22. * The Problem with Chrome - excessive use of RAM. It started to annoy me when it loads up and hits the wall on my workstation. The system runs Server 2003 R2, has 2 GB of ram, and that does NOT happen with either Firefox or Opera. I have the system paging file disabled, as I rather not move data from RAM to disk, if a system has over 1 GB of ram already. Then Chrome starts crashing tabs when it hits the limit. I am not sure about IE, since the only thing I use it for is Windows Updates, as we have no choice in that matter. * Firefox is a Good Browser too; Try it ? Started migrating to other browsers in my laptops, older machines using Win XP pro, with 756 MB and 1 GB respectively. Firefox is a nice browser, it feels a bit slower than Chrome, and web test benchmarks confirm the gut feeling; I didn't test, but read the reports. However, as an Active forum user, I hit a serious problem in Firefox 16.0.x; it does not play well with the Forum editor BBcode buttons. Here's an example - I took a screenshot as I was writing a message in FF 16, highlighted a piece of text I wanted to format with Italics : After I pressed the I button on the editor toolbar, here's what the text (still highlighted) looks like : I reported that to Mozilla, it shows an [undefined:undefined] where an italic, bold, image, etc, tag should be. * And my current choice, Opera 12 : So, I have to switch to Opera, which I had used for a long time, since version 6 or earlier, but not so much since Chrome came out, and woot, so fast it is... Just took some screenshots, I am impressed by Opera (v.12.02) running here. First, a snapshot of it, loaded with 12 tabs, and the memory use is VERY low for a modern browser : ^-- Click on image, for full size version. Then I minimized the Opera window, and was surprised to see it releasing a good quantity of RAM back to the operating system. Snapshot of Task Manager, taken with Opera minimized : Note also that Opera has all of its memory under a single process. Take a similar snapshot with Chrome, you will see multiple instances of Chrome listed. Each tab or process is taking its own slice of RAM. Opera has some other nice features too, I specially like the customizable Speed Dial, and how I can use Ctl-1, or Ctl-2 (or 3, etc) to load the windows defined in Speed dial panels 1 or 2, or 3, etc. Without even seeing the Speed Dial, actually. If there's a page you load often, like your email, or the Today's Posts in a favourite forum, it's one keystroke away. Can't beat that! What about you all? What's your favourite browser? Why?