Apple Safari for Windows

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  1. searaider

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    I saw this new release for windows and i give it a try, i've always been using IE and i am trying to see if there is a good alternative, is anyone using Safari? And about comparisons to Firefox and Opera? What can you tell me about it?
     
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    I can tell that it's fast. Works on websites, no webpage compatibility problems, the stable version 3 takes a lot to do video buffering, but the developer preview v 4 does it quickly(means like any other browser). I guess however it suffers from vulnerabilities.
     
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    Hi

    I think Safari and Opera are the fastest browsers in loading pages overall. Firefox 3 is also very fast but personally (I use FF and Opera) Opera seems to be faster.

    But Firefox and Opera are the safest.

    Well I think all of these 3 are better than IE.;)
     
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    Hi

    But I think Firefox is the best overall because of the addons. Safari has nothing, IE has a very limited of its own addons and Opera has Widgets, but Firefox has the most by far and (IMHO) the most useful.
     
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    I bet Safari in time will be a pretty good alternative, but yeah, for the time being, Firefox and Opera have had more time to weed out issues and tweak things. As far as Widgets, off-topic but until those things aren't constantly taking up browser window space or just plain getting in the way, I don't want them. If they could make them sit someplace in the toolbar up top or on the bottom panel, that would be fine.

    By the way, I think one of the reasons Safari is so bland as far as widget/addon-like stuff is because the Mac OS already has a lot of those nifty little widgets, docks, and other things that can be done with Windows with other addons/software, already built in. Safari is pretty new to Windows, give them time :)
     
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    Yes, Safari is good and it'll probably get better, but for now I think FF and Opera and the best overall.;)
     
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    The purpose of Apple pushing Safari onto windows was so that they can develop it with features relevant to the iPhone.

    Beyond that, I can't see why it is even relevant in a Windows environment. There are already 3 competing browsers. What is the point of having another one?
     
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    To make Apple more famous!

    Anyway, Safari is a viable alternative mainly because of it's speed. Though I have to say, Opera is just as fast and more secure and has Widgets.
     
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    Apple doesn't need to be more famous :p

    How much faster is it?
     
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    Seems about the same as the new Opera 9.5 speed-wise, to me anyway. However, I'd take Opera any day over Safari for security reasons.. Safari still seems to have bugs and issues.
     
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    It's faster than Opera and FF here, on any website. But wait, I'm talking about version 4 developer preview, not the stable version (3). V 4 is very fast and fixes the slow video buffering that v3 has...
     
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    How much faster? To load an average page, is it 1 second, 500 milliseconds 50 milliseconds etc
     
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    Depending on the pages, testing using webwait, it can be from 1s to 10s faster, so I could say an average of 5s.
     
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    Well is tests it seems to be: Safari and Opera the fastest, depending on the websites one is faster than the other, then Firefox 3, a bit slower than those 2 overall, but in some websites is the fastest, then Firefox 2 quite a bit behind and then IE 8 beta and then IE7 is the slowest.
     
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    Hi

    How do you get the version 4 developer preview?

    Thanks
     
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    You had to register at connect.apple.com
    And then you can download it..
    I forgot to mention, Safari 4 does take 100/100 in the ACID3 test
     
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    I tested safari and FF 3. Safari was on average 200milliseconds faster on the circuit of websites I visit daily. Not enough to justify a switch.
     
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    Wow! Isn't the ACID3 test really hard?

    What do the other browsers get?

    Thanks
     
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    Hi

    How do you test the browsers up to milliseconds?

    Thanks
     
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    Opera 83
    Firefox (3) 71
    Safari 100
    IE don't know
     
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    Thanks for the results!
     
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    hmm a lot of people say safari has issues with a lot of the forums and rendering some pages?? is this true??

    how well does it install / uninstall any issues removing it?? any manual removel needed or pretty easy and everything is gone with a simple reg cleaner..

    does it do everything out of the box that ff3 can do without any add ons??

    im having sooooooo many crashes with ff3 i want to move to something else and im just not a fan of opera... thanks in advance
     
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    Safari gave mee too frequent page errors to justify the savings of a few milliseconds on most sites.
    IE7 cleartype font processing is also much more readable.
     
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