Safari 3.2.1 update released

Safari browser for Leopard, Tiger, and Windows has been updated to version 3.2.1. The only note about the changes is "This update includes stability improvements and is recommended for all Safari users." This update comes only 12 days after 3.2 was released, so good for Apple on keeping up even with the smaller bugs!

From a quick look around the web, it looks like the probable cause is do to some incompatibility with third party software that was causing Safari to crash for many users, which should be fixed now.

Download: Safari 3.2.1

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I am really disappointed with apple after seeing their need to shove quicktime and other crap down my throat. This is plain heavy handedness. Its simply a matter of few clicks to get rid of the other crap. Might as well save yourself the bandwidth by giving the customer only what they ask for. Thank you for justifying the hatred of so many people towards apple.

C_Guy said,
Where are all the front page news reports of every update for Windows Internet Explorer? Opera? FireFox?

They do do it for Firefox, it just doesn't have as many.
Opera, not so much. Maybe it should, but it relies on the newsposter knowing about it.
Chrome is in beta, so meh.
IE is part of Windows, so the updates are minor and contained in general updates. No version numbers. Very boring.

Kirkburn said,
They do do it for Firefox, it just doesn't have as many.
Opera, not so much. Maybe it should, but it relies on the newsposter knowing about it.
Chrome is in beta, so meh.
IE is part of Windows, so the updates are minor and contained in general updates. No version numbers. Very boring.

Only a fraction of the people use Chrome and Opera so its right they receive a fraction of the attention.

Kirkburn said,
They do do it for Firefox, it just doesn't have as many.
Opera, not so much. Maybe it should, but it relies on the newsposter knowing about it.
Chrome is in beta, so meh.
IE is part of Windows, so the updates are minor and contained in general updates. No version numbers. Very boring.

Only a fraction of the people use Chrome and Opera so its right they receive a fraction of the attention.

What's this Safari/Quicktime setup.exe I'm downloading? They still forcing/sneeking crap in on the updates/downloads?
Get that download with which ever choice of downloads you use.

Cancel!!
Won't try this garbage again!!

The only reason you'd make another release in under 2 weeks after your previous release is if something really bad slipped through.

So we have Firefox and Chrome as viable alternatives to IE. What's the point of this software again? I realize there's yet another alternative and competition is good, but what does this software do that the others don't? More importantly, what does this browser do better than the others? Oh, and that polished aluminum skin looks really outdated and misplaced.

Bri- said,
So we have Firefox and Chrome as viable alternatives to IE. What's the point of this software again? I realize there's yet another alternative and competition is good, but what does this software do that the others don't? More importantly, what does this browser do better than the others? Oh, and that polished aluminum skin looks really outdated and misplaced.

It's a matter of personal preference, of not features.

And the skin looks great in OS X.

LTD said,
It's a matter of personal preference, of not features.

And the skin looks great in OS X.

The problem is it doesn't look great in Windows, the same can also be said of iTunes and QuickTime for Windows. Many commended Mozilla for trying really hard to make it look uniformed across the platforms, Apple should by now do the same.

Scirwode

I disagree. Take Microsoft Office for example. Though 2007 and 2008 look similar, the Mac edition is distinctively Mac while the Windows version is distinctively Windows. The Mac edition *feels* like Mac software and the Windows one feels more like Windows software.

I think the Mac style (Toolbox, drop-down menus) would not be well received in the PC world just as the 'Ribbon interface' alone would not do well in the Mac world. Different platforms, different preferences.

i really wish theyd fix the fonts on vista..and use vista's cleartype or whatever
apples is just ugly..or misplaced?

There's an option to stop fonts looking crap - why it's not like that by default I have no idea. Not that it matters as the frontend itself is hideous. I'm far more interested in how Chrome is going to develop.

"so good for Apple on keeping up even with the smaller bugs!"

Or, they should have better QA. This keeps happening - Apple release something and almost immediately there's a patch for it. (Note: I'm not saying this doesn't happen to others, just Apple especially)

From what I can tell, happens to most others. You really can't release something with 100% assurance without having thousands or more testing it in regular everyday use.

Not that it's a bad thing though, provided the bugs themselves are not ridiculously huge.

I agree, coming out with an update very soon after a major update is only a sign of bad QA or management that's forcing versions out before they're ready.

Oh I forget... Apple can do no wrong!

Yeah, it's not really good. Well in fact, yes it is, but I mean, now that pretty much everybody has managed to pass it somehow, it's bad. Especially since Webkit has managed to pass it completely (100% + no lag) a couple of weeks ago.

I'll keep using Webkit for OS X, along with Safari 4, even though I'm sad not to have these latest security warnings/improvements.

Nice.
So now I have the following options: IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Chrome.
I guess a lot has imporved in the web broswers market. Much more competitive.

Can anyone tell me how much does the new Safari score on the ACID3 test?