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 www.apple.com/safari
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… 😳
2 thoughts on “Windows Gets some Love from Apple”
It can be zippity in some pages, but in the age of broadband, who cares?
*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 Google.com
*”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
*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 “google/yahoo search suggest”
*backspace doesn’t go back
*edit bookmarks name/address separately, huh?
Well there you have it ladies and gentlemen! Again this is only a beta as of right now, but yeah Safari isn’t worth it.