Apple's High End Browser comes to Windows.


J

John Slade

Apple Introduces Safari for Windows

Download here:

http://www.apple.com/safari/

WWDC 2007, SAN FRANCISCO‹June 11, 2007‹Apple® today introduced Safari
3, the world¹s fastest and easiest-to-use web browser for Windows PCs
and Macs. Safari is 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. Safari joins iTunes®
in delivering Apple¹s legendary user experience to both Windows and Mac®
users as well as full support of open Internet standards. Safari 3
features easy-to-manage bookmarks, effortless browsing with
easy-to-organize tabs and a built-in RSS reader to quickly scan the
latest news and information. Safari 3 public beta is available today as
a free download at www.apple.com/safari.

³We think Windows users are going to be really impressed when they see
how fast and intuitive web browsing can be with Safari,² said Steve
Jobs, Apple¹s CEO. ³Hundreds of millions of Windows users already use
iTunes, and we look forward to turning them on to Safari¹s superior
browsing experience too.²

Safari has always been the fastest browser on the Mac and now it¹s the
fastest browser on Windows, loading and drawing web pages up to twice as
fast as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than
Mozilla Firefox 2.* The speed of Safari combined with its intuitive user
interface lets users spend more time surfing the web and less time
waiting for pages to load. Other Safari features now available to
Windows users include SnapBack, one-click access to an initial search
query; resizable text fields; and private browsing to ensure that
information about an individual¹s browsing history isn¹t stored.

Safari 3 supports all modern Internet standards so users can view
websites as they were meant to be seen, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript,
SVG and Java. Safari software updates are delivered seamlessly through
Apple¹s Software Update application, which automatically checks for
updates.

Pricing & Availability
The free public beta of Safari 3 is available immediately as a download
at www.apple.com/safari, and is preview software licensed for use on a
trial basis for a limited time. The final version of Safari 3 will be
available as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS® X version 10.5 Leopard,
and will be available as a free download to Mac OS X Tiger and Windows
users in October.

System Requirements
Safari 3 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.9 or later, a minimum
of 256MB of memory and is designed to run on any Intel-based Mac or a
Mac with a PowerPC G5, G4 or G3 processor and built-in FireWire®. Safari
3 for Windows requires Windows XP or Windows Vista, a minimum of 256 MB
of memory and a system with at least a 500 MHz Intel Pentium processor.
 
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J

Jeanette

John said:
Apple Introduces Safari for Windows

Download here:

http://www.apple.com/safari/

WWDC 2007, SAN FRANCISCO‹June 11, 2007‹Apple® today introduced Safari
3, the world¹s fastest and easiest-to-use web browser for Windows PCs
and Macs. Safari is 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. Safari joins iTunes®
in delivering Apple¹s legendary user experience to both Windows and Mac®
users as well as full support of open Internet standards. Safari 3
features easy-to-manage bookmarks, effortless browsing with
easy-to-organize tabs and a built-in RSS reader to quickly scan the
latest news and information. Safari 3 public beta is available today as
a free download at www.apple.com/safari.

³We think Windows users are going to be really impressed when they see
how fast and intuitive web browsing can be with Safari,² said Steve
Jobs, Apple¹s CEO. ³Hundreds of millions of Windows users already use
iTunes, and we look forward to turning them on to Safari¹s superior
browsing experience too.²

Safari has always been the fastest browser on the Mac and now it¹s the
fastest browser on Windows, loading and drawing web pages up to twice as
fast as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than
Mozilla Firefox 2.* The speed of Safari combined with its intuitive user
interface lets users spend more time surfing the web and less time
waiting for pages to load. Other Safari features now available to
Windows users include SnapBack, one-click access to an initial search
query; resizable text fields; and private browsing to ensure that
information about an individual¹s browsing history isn¹t stored.

Safari 3 supports all modern Internet standards so users can view
websites as they were meant to be seen, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript,
SVG and Java. Safari software updates are delivered seamlessly through
Apple¹s Software Update application, which automatically checks for
updates.

Pricing & Availability
The free public beta of Safari 3 is available immediately as a download
at www.apple.com/safari, and is preview software licensed for use on a
trial basis for a limited time. The final version of Safari 3 will be
available as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS® X version 10.5 Leopard,
and will be available as a free download to Mac OS X Tiger and Windows
users in October.

System Requirements
Safari 3 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.9 or later, a minimum
of 256MB of memory and is designed to run on any Intel-based Mac or a
Mac with a PowerPC G5, G4 or G3 processor and built-in FireWire®. Safari
3 for Windows requires Windows XP or Windows Vista, a minimum of 256 MB
of memory and a system with at least a 500 MHz Intel Pentium processor.

Is this the answer to the question no one has asked? I can't see anyone
wanting to run Safari on Windows unless they are a web developer.
 
R

Robert Robinson

I tried it. Safari does install on Windows Server 2003, but it has some
major deficiencies. The text of some sites fails to display and I don't
see that Safari has any support for ActiveX or for links to access Mail
or Newsgroups.

SeaMonkey still appears to be the best overall Internet browser.
 
K

KDE

Is this the answer to the question no one has asked? I can't see anyone
wanting to run Safari on Windows unless they are a web developer.

Most people I know don't even run safari on their macs.
 
L

Lang Murphy

Robert Robinson said:
I tried it. Safari does install on Windows Server 2003, but it has some
major deficiencies. The text of some sites fails to display and I don't see
that Safari has any support for ActiveX or for links to access Mail or
Newsgroups.

SeaMonkey still appears to be the best overall Internet browser.


I downloaded Safari Beta 3 today and installed it on Vista Ultimate. It
loads HotMail WAY faster than IE. Unfortunately, when I tried to invoke
"HotMail Full" Safari locked up. It locked up another time too, although I
admit I forget exactly what I was doing when it locked up. I went away for a
bit and came back and Vista was locked up. Would not respond to kybd or
mouse or Ctrl-Alt-Del. This is the first time that's ever happened to me in
Vista. (On multiple seats over the last 9 months.) Oh, well... Safari's
Beta... c'est la vie.

Lang
 
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DP

I downloaded Safari Beta 3 today and installed it on Vista Ultimate. It
loads HotMail WAY faster than IE. Unfortunately, when I tried to invoke
"HotMail Full" Safari locked up. It locked up another time too, although I
admit I forget exactly what I was doing when it locked up. I went away for
a bit and came back and Vista was locked up. Would not respond to kybd or
mouse or Ctrl-Alt-Del. This is the first time that's ever happened to me
in Vista. (On multiple seats over the last 9 months.) Oh, well... Safari's
Beta... c'est la vie.


OK, I've read exactly ONE story about Windows compatibility, so I'm hardly
an expert. But that story said the version coming out in October will be
compatible with Vista. The one now only works on XP.
If that's true, then maybe that's your problem.
 
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DP

DP said:
OK, I've read exactly ONE story about Windows compatibility, so I'm hardly
an expert. But that story said the version coming out in October will be
compatible with Vista. The one now only works on XP.


Turns out that the one story I read was wrong. A vista beta version is
available at Apple.com now.
 

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