Today I finished my 3 day test of google Chrome for Mac, where I used nothing else, including my former favorite browser: Safari. Ram Usage The number one reason why I prefer Chrome over Safari is ram usage. After a long day of browsing, Safari usually ends up hogging ~500MB of Ram (it actually does this much earlier than when the long day is over). This cripples my MBP, especially when using intensive apps like PS along side Safari (as I often do). Firefox is equally if not worse at this (sometimes using over 700MB of Ram), and significantly slower as well. After 3 days of constant browsing, Google Chrome is using a mere 77.9MB of Ram. I've had issues with Safari and RAM since Leopard, every version I've hoped they fixed it, and with every version the problem is as rampant as ever. Speed Specifically, launch speed. Launching Safari in the morning leads to a few minutes of unresponsiveness, and the hard drive madly spinning, not to mention the beach ball of death. Google Chrome takes half as long, and when it does become responsive, the web pages actually load. It takes Safari another minute or so after becoming responsive to load the web page. Speed of course depends on many things, but I've had this issue with Safari since Leopard, I hoped a clean install of snow leopard would fix this (and it did at first) but after a few days Safari was back to its slow loading self. Once Adblock becomes available for Chrome:Mac, I will be saying farewell to Safari. Finally a web browser that just surfs the web in a fast and light weight package.