Google Chrome's RAM usage isn't as bad as you think
The number one complaint about Chrome over the years has been its use of RAM. In fact, a quick search on Google for “chrome ram” will bring up a long list of articles complaining about Chrome’s heavy RAM usage. And with the release of other browsers such as Firefox Quantum and Microsoft Edge – which boast about their lower memory usage, Chrome is pushed to an even more unfavourable position than before. In some cases, even leading to users opting in for one of the newer browsers.
I’ll admit, I have complained about this before. But in retrospect, it is clear that my complaints were misguided and was based on a lack of understanding of how RAM works. After a few courses on the Fundamentals of computer hardware and Computer components, I realized that RAM usage is not necessarily a bad thing.