Apple Safari to be released for the Windows Platform!


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Gaius

It was just announced by Steve Jobs himself at his Keynote!

11:15AM - It's loading a ton of sites: 6.64 vs 13.56s Safari to IE. "But how are we going to distribute this? We don't really talk to these customers, do we? What are we gonna do? Well, it turns out there are 1m downloads of iTunes a day. Turns out there's been over half a billion downloads of iTunes to Windows... so there are three versions of Safari, one that runs on OS X, one that runs on XP, and one that runs on Vista... and we're releasing it today as a public beta to you. It's a free beta, apple.com/safari and who knows, maybe we can grow our Safari share in the future, we can sure try."

http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/11/steve-j...from-wwdc-2007/

It looks like I finally found something that might get me to switch FROM Firefox.

Discuss!

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IGx89

Yay, no more hunting down Mac users just so I can test my sites in Safari! :)

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Ben Davis

this should be interesting. I'm gonna try this soon as it's available.

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Gaius

Check apple.com/safari for the beta later today!

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Danrarbc

I'm shocked.

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AJerman

I'm curious, how many mac users actually use Safari over Firefox? I was under the impression that it was sort of the IE of OS X where no one who knew better really used it.

I'll give it a try, sure, but I don't hold out much hope. With how iTunes runs on Windows, I have no faith that Apple developers have suddenly learned how to develop Windows apps overnight.

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thertrain

I don't think most Mac users use Firefox. Firefox is very clunky on the Mac. I personally use Camino. Depending on how quick Safari is on the PC, I may use it.

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Elliott
I'm curious, how many mac users actually use Safari over Firefox? I was under the impression that it was sort of the IE of OS X where no one who knew better really used it.

Uh, not so much. Firefox is pretty crappy on OS X. Safari is the best IMO (with Camino and OmniWeb close behind).

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laz45

I use Safari on the Mac because Firefox is funky and looks horrible on OS X.

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AJerman

Sorry, yeah, I meant Camino, not Firefox. I'm just too used to saying it. But How many people use Safari over Camino? I know in my short experience with OS X I very much disliked Safari over Camino.

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DomZ

hmm I'm gonna have to give it a try. But in a way I hope it's not better than firefox, because I love my firefox <3

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?AK
this should be interesting. I'm gonna try this soon as it's available.

It's already available.

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Gaius

When you think about it though, Safari has a lot going for it. I think a lot of people may switch to Safari from Firefox based on pure speed and simplicity alone, while the people who stay loyal to Firefox are going to be the zealots, and the people who can't live without Mozilla Add-Ons.

If Apple can give me something like AdBlock Plus for Safari and give me a quicker, richer, more standards compliant web experience then Firefox 2, I'm switching. That won't happen soon, but you better believe the Firefox developers are switching gears right now because this new announcement may cut into their market share, forcing them to push Firefox 3 out the door sooner.

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Malisk

Wow, hehe...

But if it's like QuickTime or iTunes in performance and resource hogging Windows ports, I think I'll stick to Opera or at worst Firefox.

But still, interesting... Time for another Windows browser roundup as a comparative review, maybe.

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rajputwarrior

forget that.. madden on mac :)

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Jase

:| OH MY GOD!

If everyone was not sleeping... I would of screamed! This is the best news yet!!! *DOWNLOADS*

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Si

Using it now, GUI is a little slow (like quicktime/itunes). Not bad though.

(Y)

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The_Decryptor

It's fast, font rendering is a bit iffy though.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en) AppleWebKit/522.11.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Safari/522.11.3

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?AK

I love the font rendering! However the browser itself is full of bugs.. :(

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evo_spook

Sorry OT

Clicked on the downloads link

New designed apple site!!! is that how the new finder is going to look?

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sundayx

What the, is that the new apple page layout?

Edit: WHAT THE, IT IS!!!

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azz0r_wugg

Longest.Install.Ever

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