Oh dear, Dr. Macenstein is reporting that Safari is a resource hog – using up to 76% more resources than Firefox.
According to Dr. Macenstien Safari grabs resources from the system even when idle in the background:
It seems to me that a background application, especially one that should not really be doing anything all that processor-intensive even when in the foreground, should not hog system resources the way Safari apparently does. If Firefox can play nice, why not Safari?
Anyone who is a heavy Safari user might want to look closely at this article and think about using an alternative browser.