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Safari has been released for Windows!

by John.Wilkinson / June 11, 2007 6:59 AM PDT

For those of you who prefer using a Mac running Safari but are forced to run Windows, or have simply wanted to give Apple's browser a look, this is for you. Apple has just released Safari 3 beta, a new cross-platform release giving Windows XP and Windows Vista users yet another alternative to Internet Explorer. Safari has never been able to achieve the market share of IE, Firefox, and Opera, but this opens up the possibilities of becoming a fixture in the browsing world, and not just for Mac users.

Download: If you wish to give this new Safari release a try, click here.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that this is a beta version, and like any other pre-release software it may have its flaws. It should not immediately replace your current browser, and any bugs should be reported to Apple.

If you decide to give Safari 3 beta a shot, share your opinions below.


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Bugs. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 11, 2007 10:18 AM PDT

Scroll wheel doesn't work.

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Bookmarks. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 11, 2007 10:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Bugs. . .

Should show without replacing the page I'm viewing.

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Does for me, but I have other issues...
by EdH / June 13, 2007 12:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Bugs. . .

It won't open a Bookmark or link in a new tab when I Ctrl-click it . Anyone else seeing this?

Also, does not seem any faster than Firefox and it lacks the add-ons like AdBlock which I consider essential. I can't figure out te Spellchecking .

And I am not crazu about the look. That dark bar across te top with the black type. Wid-sh it were customizable.

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(NT) Not impressed. Uninstalled it.
by Coryphaeus / June 14, 2007 2:06 AM PDT
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by taboma / June 26, 2007 5:43 PM PDT

Ed H, You need that feature:

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Not so fast. I have installed safari and its no better
by oludir / June 11, 2007 11:32 AM PDT

I have tested safari. I click on a link in safari first, then switch to IE7, click on the same link in the same page and then switch to flip 3D. IE7 loaded faster on most occasions. Also, macromedia flash is not installed in safari and i could not install it. I will be sticking with my IE7 though I will not uninstall it.

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And now, hacked. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 11, 2007 11:46 AM PDT
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I'm going to relish in this one...
by John.Wilkinson / June 11, 2007 11:55 AM PDT
In reply to: And now, hacked. . .

While some will argue "It's Windows," I can't help but smile. After all the little comments about Microsoft being unable to get it right with their browsers, the 'impenetrable' Apple couldn't last a full day. Even Microsoft fared better with Internet Explorer, and on the same platform.


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where are these features....
by oludir / June 11, 2007 1:38 PM PDT

I have been looking for these extra features in safari that IE7 lacks. Can someone tell me what these features are? Jobs needs to be quiet.

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people say its a beta after all
by i-2alive / June 18, 2007 7:15 AM PDT

even if it is a beta when they release it they better make a 180 degree turn in quality, because this needs more stuff and a whole lot of upgrades before they are any where near the level of even ie7

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