Safari 4 beta released, Apple claims speed boosts

Apple has been working on the next major upgrade to their Safari web browser for both Mac and Windows PC to improve speed, reliability, and stability. The browser is announced to be up to 3 times faster than Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla's Firefox 3. Safari 4 comes loaded with the new Nitro Engine for javascript to help browsers execute scripts faster.

Apple announced the web browser can execute javascript 30 times faster than IE7 and 3 times faster than Firefox 3. The browser can also load HTML pages 3 times faster than IE7 and 3 times faster than Firefox 3. Safari also comes with HTML 5 and CSS 3 web standards for the next generation of interactive web sites.

Safari 4 is the first web browser to pass the web standards Acid 3 test which demonstrates how well a browser adheres to CSS, javascript, XML and SVG.

Safari 4 public beta is available for download on the Apple web site and completely free.

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