Windows Gets some Love from Apple

Apple announced today that Safari is now compatible with Windows! Of course why would Windows users want to use Safari on their system? I mean seriously it’s Safari aka crap. Well not anymore!

Apple claims Safari 3 is now the fastest browser running on Windows, based on the industry standard iBench tests, rendering web pages up to twice as fast as IE 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2!

If its got the same features as FF2 and it’s faster – I’m downloading this right away. You can check out the public beta at URL


I’ve tried it out and lets say that I’ll stick to FF2 for now. I didn’t notice any improvement in speed. When I clicked on my scroll wheel it wasn’t moving the page. Thankfully The Pipeline is 100% compatible. Other than that it just felt awkward running Safari on Windows…  😳

Author: DaveWeLike

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2 thoughts on “Windows Gets some Love from Apple”

  1. It can be zippity in some pages, but in the age of broadband, who cares?
    *Ugly theme/buttons
    *Ugly window buttons (minimize/maximize/restore/close)
    *Clicking taskbar does not minimize it
    *”You haven’t entered anything in Google box” Geez, maybe I just wanted to intuitively go to
    *”great” Apple UI everywhere, for example, windows only resizable via bottom right.
    *Click on a .wmv, it opens in WMP. In IE7 or FF, they give choice to download or open, and FF even lets me pref to automatically download
    *Lack of favicons in bookmarks bar
    *RSS button unstandard. IE and FF have come to truce with this
    *no autoscroll
    *middle click doesn’t close tabs, open tabs from bookmarks bar
    *No “recently closed tabs”
    *no status bar by default
    *no inline spell check
    *no double click tab bar to get new tab
    *crashed twice already, FF crashes maybe once a week
    *no adblocking
    *no “google/yahoo search suggest”
    *backspace doesn’t go back
    *edit bookmarks name/address separately, huh?

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