Google Chrome Occupies More Ram than Ever

Google Chrome More RAM

Chrome 67, currently rollout on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS, will occupy about 10% more RAM than before, but for good reason: protect users from vulnerabilities such as Specter.

For this reason, and not only that, Google developers have enabled Site Isolation by default, which allows the browser to render the content of each website in a dedicated process, separate from the other pages. In practice, this is a Sandbox mechanism designed to protect unsuspecting users, but which consequently requires more memory precisely because of the separation of processes.

The next step will be to extend Site Isolation to Chrome for Android, where it is currently being tested on Chrome 68 beta, but only if you enable it manually via chrome://flags/#enable-site-per-process.

Side note: the New Chrome Desktop Tab page may in future include wallpapers from Google Photos; a function tested in the past also on Android, and maybe coming to PC, at least to judge from this commit in the Chromium project. We will talk about it if there will be roast, in addition to smoking.

Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.

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Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.

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