Also, I think a lot of it might have to do with which sites you visit frequently. Some sites are more stable than others. Some "don't play well" with certain browsers.Which version of Safari are you using? Are you using Snow Leopard in 64-bit with plugins? Try running Safari in 32-bit.
I don't know if to hate you or love you right now....Streaming porn sucks in Safari.
Yeah, what's up with that? I have to use FireFox to watch Hulu and then I use Safari for most web browsing.I don't know if to hate you or love you right now....
In any case, Safari is buggy and unstable. I notice it alot. Safari 4 was far more stable for me back in Leopard (10.5) than in Snow Leo.
Example, if I have Hulu running and I need to do a quick search on something, I can't use a new Tab or Safari will crash. Same goes with some YouTube videos.
I'm sorry but everything is up and running in mine smoothly and every plug-in I have are updated to latest Snow Leopard supporting standards. Java and Flash are heavy on my CPU when Safari is open.Generally those who complain that 'Safari doesn't work' are those who have plug-ins installed and said plug-ins aren't playing well with the Safari updates and/or Snow Leopard. Instead of fussing about Safari, contact your plug-in developer and tell him to update HIS software.
You obviously have something wrong with your installation. I'm on Safari 14+ hours every day. I routinely have 20-30 tabs open, sometimes 70 or more. Many are high-resolution images like album art, YouTube videos, news sites, Wikipedia, Hulu, Lala, etc. I've opened folders of bookmarks (Open in Tabs), opening over 100 pages simultaneously. Safari rarely hangs or crashes on me. By rarely, I mean maybe once or twice a week. I also always have iTunes, iCal, Skype, Microsoft Excel, Transmission, Preview, Finder, TextEdit and several widgets running, as well.... it beachballs at least once every 5 minutes, and it locks up so hard I have to force-quit at least once a day, sometimes 4 times a day. Those of you who aren't experiencing this, I have to just assume you're either not paying attention, or you don't really push your browsers that hard. (And by 'hard' I don't mean to imply I'm pushing mine 'too' hard, it should be able to handle what I'm doing with it.) I just mean, say, 5 tabs open. 3-4 are news sites, like CNN or Huff post, then maybe Pandora streaming in background, and then entering a term on thesaurus.com in another....