The concept of using a lot of RAM seems to upset folk. RAM beats disk access every time so why not use RAM?
About FLASH. I find disabling the flash hardware acceleration to fix it most of the time.
And what about SeaMonkey?
I love Firefox but I think they've completely lost the plot with the latest versions and the way it manages add-ons and resources. I have a very powerful PC with 32GB of RAM but Firefox still struggles to make correct use of them and It's virtually impossible pushing the boundaries a bit without Flash making the browser die irreversibly, apart from a dozen other problems. You watch a couple of YouTube videos here and there and it's like the good old days, everything slows down as if you were using a dial-up. And it's not like you can ask it to release memory so Ctrl+Shift+D has become routine to me to close and re-open my session where I left it.
Thing is I really can't stand Chrome. Chrome or any piece of software that has the words "simple", "sleek" or "intuitive" attached to them by default (I guess that means no Windows 8 for me). I like buttons and menus and submenus that allow me to constantly modify things without having to guess or being surrounded by Google's spectacularly flawed cloud computing.
So my question is do I stand a chance at making Firefox work properly (I'm perfectly happy if that requires some sort of dumping process to clear memory from time to time) or is there a way I can make Chrome work/look like Firefox? Having the browser bar at the top would be a good way to start...