Most Chrome users can relate to this: you have a bunch of important tabs open, your laptop’s fans start to sound like a rocket taking off, your computer slows to a crawl, and finally it crashes, losing everything.
No way in hell I’m using Chrome on my retina MacBook Pro – accepting its horrible tab management, I opt for Safari. Especially on OS X, Chrome’s got some serious soul-searching to do when it comes to its resource usage. On Windows, Chrome is performing just fine for me.
That being said, this article’s Google Trends graph is silly. Sure, there’s a rise in queries for “Chrome slow”, but that aligns perfectly with Chrome’s rising popularity.