I gotta say, I find Safari to be a crash-prone, hanging piece of crap. I can’t believe this is an Apple application. Every night when I fire up the laptop and head for the internet I stop before opening Firefox and think, nah, I’ll give Safari another go and see if I can get on it with it. Invariably, about 5 minutes later, after firing off an Apple error report form I flee back to the relative safety of Firefox.
Firefox may take an age to load up when first opened but it is reliable and never crashes.