Tabbing is a great thing but I find I leave a lot open. I understand the browser "hibernates" dormant tabs but you still have the executable instance for each tab so presumably it still uses resources. I use Chrome (OK I know what you are going to say but this isn't about choice of browser or platform).
I just want to know if 26 tabs is "definitely" too much and a strain on system resources.
I have noticed dormant tabs sometimes do not reload or take forever so I am forced to close them and re-open using the "recently closed" link in the lower right corner of a new tab (in Chrome).
Now, you may ask WHY anyone would need 26 tabs open but I just want the technicals here.
Vista SP2 3GB Ram