Apple – Safari 3 Public Beta

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Apple – Safari 3 Public Beta

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Here ya go – Apple’s Safari browser for PC (XP/Vista) is now on Apple’s site – smart idea from Apple, half a billion iTunes downloads, add in a browser and attract more folks to do more Appley things. The Beta 3 is also available for Mac… Link.

16 thoughts on “Apple – Safari 3 Public Beta

  1. jakemikey says:

    Why couldn’t they port something that would actually be useful – like iChat? Why waste so much developer time on porting something that enters a pretty crowded market? Why would anyone choose Safari over the much-more-extensible Firefox? Man, WWDC was pretty underwhelming.

  2. jakemikey says:

    Why couldn’t they port something that would actually be useful – like iChat? Why waste so much developer time on porting something that enters a pretty crowded market? Why would anyone choose Safari over the much-more-extensible Firefox? Man, WWDC was pretty underwhelming. (Posting this from a Mac, FYI)

  3. jakemikey says:

    Why couldn’t they port something that would actually be useful – like iChat? Why waste so much developer time on porting something that enters a pretty crowded market? Why would anyone choose Safari over the much-more-extensible Firefox? Man, WWDC was pretty underwhelming. (Posting this from a Mac, FYI)

  4. thousandrobots says:

    i get it, but i don’t get it. it’s supposed to be fast, but it feels slow. i use it all the time on my mac, but i don’t like it on the pc, so far. how do i turn off font smoothing? you can only select low, medium, high. ugh.

    i can see the strategic advantages of porting WebKit to the PC, but i don’t see them getting much marketshare here. it’s not like we are living in a pre-Firefox world anymore.

  5. jakemikey says:

    Yikes. Sorry about the triple-post. Don’t know how that happened.

  6. Stokes says:

    It’s almost certainly for iPhone development. The smaller iPhone applets are developed almost identically to Dashboard widgets, and previewing/testing in Safari used to be a major part of widget development.

    It might also be a branding thing, and to provide a desktop browser that’s almost identical to the iPhone’s.

  7. eccramer says:

    It seems downright sluggish on my PC, but I’m not a fan of safari anyway. I prefer the scriptability of firefox and to some extent camino. I think I’m gonna kinda ignore this one. Overall, WWDC was disappointing this year. Leopard looks cool though, especially with the fancy semi-trans finder bar.

  8. TheThompsonFive says:

    Yeah, it’s totally about the iPhone *yawn*. Check todays post at Salons new tech blog for the skinny: http://machinist.salon.com/

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