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Appe's Safari for Windows XP, take a break Firefox

Well well well, it looks like someone’s been praying for Safari to be written for Windows.

Apple Inc. has released Safari Public Beta 3 for Windows XP and I have to admit, I’m very excited. According to Apple’s website, Safari isn’t just the ‘world’s best browser’ but also ‘The fastest browser on any platform’. Here’s more ‘Safari loads pages up to 2x fastest than Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2.’.

I my opinion, ANYTHING is faster than Internet Explorer 7 that’s why I haven’t upgraded to IE 7. It’s not only is it slow, but I noticed it slows down several machines. Anyway, I think this is great news for Windows users who know that Apple’s shit is pretty reliable (those who don’t think so can leave a comment below.

A comparison chart on Apple’s website show Safari has the quickest numbers for HTML Performance, Javascript Performance and Application Launch. At first glance, Safari seems to have many features available on Firefox, anyone who thinks Firefox has more features than Safari can (again) leave a comment below.

Why you’ll love Safari:

  1. Blazing Performance

    Safari is the fastest web browser on any platform.

  2. Elegant User Interface

    Safari’s clean look lets you focus on the web — not your browser.

  3. Easy Bookmarks

    Organize your bookmarks just like you organize music in iTunes.

  4. Pop-up Blocking

    Say goodbye to annoying pop-up ads and pop-under windows.

  5. Inline Find

    Search any text on any website with the integrated Find banner.

  6. Tabbed Browsing

    Open and switch between multiple web pages in a single window.

  1. SnapBack

    Instantly snap back to search results or the top level of a website.

  2. Forms AutoFill

    Let Safari complete online forms for you, automatically and securely.

  3. Built-in RSS

    RSS tells you when new content is added to your favorite sites.

  4. Resizable Text Fields

    Resize text fields on any website: Just grab the corner and drag.

  5. Private Browsing

    Keep your online activities private with a single click.

  6. SecuritySecurity

  7. Apple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one.

For a richer browsing experience, you may want to install plug-ins for Safari on Windows.


If you’re looking for Safari for your Windows XP machine, here’s the link: http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

EDIT: June 13th, 2007
So last night I downloaded Safari 3 beta and what an experience it was. The browser performed the way it said it perform. It downloaded and displayed web pages faster than Firefox! I was amazed and I can’t wait until this browser is offically released.

It got me thinking, could we see OS X for pc in the not to distant future? I’m pretty sure there are people out there who’d want the performance of MAC OS X on their current hardware setup with spending the extra $2000.00 of owning Apple hardware. I guess time will tell.

So my take it this, go out and give Safari a try, hopefully you’ll see the improvments I’ve seen.

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