I've downloaded it, and it rocks! Very clean and much faster than IE or FireFox ever thought about being.
Interesting, since Microsoft long ago stopped making an Apple version of their IE browser.
You know, if not for the extreme price I would have to pay to ge tnew software, I would have switched to a Mac long ago. :(
Safari is based upon Konqueror. Ir is from a Windows-like product for UNIX and Linux called KDE. Microshaft is in no way involved in its creation or operation.
I downloaded it and it seems to be just OK. I use Opera which has a lot more features and is still faster than anything else out there. The features I like are:
1. The ability to save passwords for the sites you visit
2. Having a bookmark window always visible
3. The ability to emulate Internet Explorer for those sites that work bese with IE.
4. The ability to re-start a download from the spot at which it failed.
I use Safari and Firefox on my Mac. 99% of my surfing and online work is done via Safari and I am very pleased with it. Its pretty damn solid and never crashes. Its not as bloated as IE either. Not having IE for the Mac is not a big problem really because IE has always been rubbish compared to what else is out there. Interesting move making Safari for Windows however. That is probably partly for people who are using Bootcamp to run Windoze on their Macs to play games.
I downloaded Safari last night after reading this post and I have enjoyed using so far, thank you Michelle for the idea.
Good god, I need to get with the program, I am still using Mosaic (pre- Mozilla. (Mosaic).
Add but it works on my linux version, so I like it.
Anything you can not see with it, is not worth seeing.
Just Like Maine Taxes Stuck 10 years in the past.
EJ what makes me laugh is when people send you emails complaining that your site does not look good in their ancient browser. It always amazes me what programs people are using to surf the net.
[quote="EJ"]Good god, I need to get with the program, I am still using Mosaic (pre- Mozilla. (Mosaic).
EJ, I am a Netscape 4.8 lover. They never did one that good before or after, but it was head and shoulders above IE at any point.
I also use Mozilla's Seamonkey, which is exactly like Netscape 4.8, including a skin they have that emulates the way it looked.
That is my other major browser I use.
The founders of Netscape (the money men) Jim Clarke has a book about him, called "The New New Thing" Read it if you can get it, some fun to see what was happening (now back then)..
Healthon, (now WebMD).. Futuristic views of what will be cool tomorrow, picked out by the men/women with money back in the 1990's
OK in Macintosh's defense,
The Safari browser (at least on the Macintosh), can show pictures (JPG's) with a color space other than sRGB, I mean if you have an embedded profile, it will use that to show the true colors.
In other words it is a color managed browser, (at least on the mac).
Not sure if that works on Microsoft.
I love old good working code. Opra is great, because you can run it in keosk Mode, so no one can get to your OS all they see is the broswer to interact with your page.
I will have to scope Safari for Windoze out.
Andrew Ian Dodge
Exactly: I work in software, used to be in end user software, and we had all kinds of flavors out there..
What is also interesting is the Resolution that people view your site in changes with time.
My Mosaic, runs dandy at 640x480 and maybe spubky at 800x600, doubt it would work well at my LDC Native resolution of 14xxx by 1280
'Day One' for Safari for Windows Becomes Zero-Day Nightmare
By Scott M. Fulton, III, BetaNews
June 12, 2007, 11:20 AM
"It took security engineers perhaps less than two hours yesterday to introduce Apple's surprise entry in the field of Windows browsers to the big, cruel world of exploits and vulnerabilities, ..... As a result, much of the clout Safari had received as the secure browsing alternative to Internet Explorer and Firefox -- as long as it was on a Macintosh -- was burned off like fire to a flash fuse."
"and I now have a fully functional command execution vulnerability, triggered without user interaction simply by visiting a web site."
Doh, well a whole bunch of Apple employees are going to seriously bitch-slapped by Jobs. He must be fuming.