I am a Mac user. Which means my daily browser is Safari. This has been the case for a number of years, until version 5.1.4 was released in mid March. Since that time I have experienced excessive memory consumption upwards of 1GB as cost of using Safari. Prior to that release, no noticeable hit to my resources was observed.
After all that blather is stated, an interesting feature can be noted on this most recent release of Safari. Out of date Adobe Flash Players will be auto-disabled.  Use the link below to get a little more info on it. There is not much more, but it explains how to re-enable an out of date Flash player.
May 10th 2012
6 years ago