Safari 5.0 has been released!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by SweX, Jun 8, 2010.

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  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Apple released a new version of Safari yesterday at the WWDC 2010.
    That is Safari 5.0. Check it out @ http://www.apple.com/safari/

    I have been using Safari since version 3.0 was released for Windows and version 5.0 seems to be a little faster than the latest 4.0.5 was.
     
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    ... still without Adblocker? :doubt:
     
  3. Firecat

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    It's a really silent launch for this browser. I have installed it and it seems like an incremental update of Safari 4. There are some nice touch-ups here and there, the page reader feature is a good effort but doesn't seem to quite work right everywhere though (I hope it improves).

    It's quite snappy and fast. I really like Safari - I've been using it since version 4 was released and am loving it! :)
     
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    It's "3% faster then Google Chrome"...LOL
     
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    Eh......I really don't care much about how fast any browser claims to be. If a browser "feels right", has good features and works fine for my everyday purposes, I'm all for it. I even use IE8 a bit because I feel it "seems fine". The thing is - ultimately, between Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari, I feel that all of these browsers are fast enough for a normal user's everyday tasks. It's all about the feel - some users like Firefox, others like Chrome, and so on based on the feel. And I happen to like Safari! :)

    (BTW, I think early tests are showing that Safari isn't really faster than Chrome anywhere, but again, it doesn't matter to me). :)
     
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    Let's all rush to download it and get our machines pwned. :D
     
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    It's running fine for me. Does anyone know how to turn off image animations? (Firecat's flaming avatar is distracting)
     
  8. snowdrift

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    Run Firefox with Adblock Plus (ABP)... ;-)
     
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    Unfortunately I have to use it in order to test web designs. For the rest it's the only browser that I have seen crash that much on Windows XP SP3. Hope this version to be better.
     
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    Privoxy allows de-animation.
     
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    I see, it's hiding the ads instead of blocking them (it's similiar to Google Chrome Adblock) :)
     
  13. vasa1

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    That's why I'm using Privoxy. No download. Works across browsers.
     
  14. SweX

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    BTW have anyone tested Safari 5.0 in the Peackeeper test?
    I don't dare to since my system doesn't includ the "latest technology" wich would lead to a not so good result:p
     
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    Safari 3 wasn't bad when it first came out. It was fast & elegant & the bookmarking toolbar was a revelation. Safari 4, released about this time last year if I remember, was a bit of a disappointment for me & it took 2 or 3 upgrades for it work properly in a lot of Yahoo! pages. I think if you have the RAM & when more extensions are developed Safari 5 might be a contender. It has some nice features but I think the sheer lightness & simplicity of the Chromium browsers will appeal to more people.
     
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    No, actually, if you read the FAQ:

    Q: Does AdBlock for Safari actually prevent stuff from being downloaded, or just hide it after the fact?
    A: The former. Chrome doesn't support preventing resources from being downloaded, but Safari does, and I added code to support that.
     
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    I can't recommend a browser without automatic updates, what a pity ... :thumbd:
     
  19. SweX

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    LoL are you that lazy?

    All you need to do is to run (Apple Sotware Update) once a week to see if there are a new version. And if there are a new version available it will be downloaded automatically through the app, and installed automatically.

    So you don't need to do anything at all just sit still and watch the update;)

    Though, you can if you want to put (Apple Software Update) on Auto mode and you will be notified when a new version is available, so you don't need to run it once a week.

    Simple and easy:thumb:
     
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    @ Swex

    Actually there is a better solution, not only for Safari but also for any software you have installed. In that sense Secunia Software Inspector is better; it automatically alerts you that there is an update for your apps or windows.

    http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

    Thanks.
     
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    Yes, but some users will close this window and Safari will stay out-of-date :rolleyes: I prefer automatic update like in Firefox or Chrome :thumb:
     
  22. SweX

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    I understand and maybe some do.

    And I do also prefer an in-build updater like the one in Firefox.;)
    But since there are none at the moment in Safari, i'll just do it the way I explained.
     
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