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Posted June 11th, 2007 @ 10:59pm

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Goodbye Firefox,.. Hello Safari?

“They say it is the best. They say it is the fastest. Now they want to prove it to you. Here comes Safari for Windows. Bench marked as 2x faster than IE (the market leader) and faster still than Firefox 2; Safari says it is faster at HTML, Java and opening the application.” But, there’s only one problem with that scenario — Safari sucks. A lot of Mac users won’t run the browser (I’m one of them), so why would anyone run it on Windows?

Safari doesn’t support plug-ins (at least plug-ins that aren’t hacks) and it certainly doesn’t benefit from a thriving community of plug-in developers the way Firefox does.

Is there any real reason to use it besides seeing how your design looks on a mac? I’m just not convinced.

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  1. Dino

    June 13th, 2007 at 11:48 pm

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    Safari for Windows is still on its beta release so I think we should reserve judgment for a while until it releases official version. I installed it on my Windows XP and I have to say it works great except it has bugs like wrong font display. But I really love the text anti aliasing.

  2. B. Bowen

    June 14th, 2007 at 12:08 am

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    @Dino: I do love the way fonts look on a mac, but it is still too buggy for me to even play around with and no support for my work proxy is crappy, even for a beta.

    Hopefully things will get better in the production version.

  3. Detoam

    June 15th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

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    I really hope that Safari will work out. The decline of FF and the continuation of poor compatibility of Opera have and still are a pain in the but*. I very rarely use IE, but I have found that it is by far outperforms the latest FF. I use to own a Mac and really liked using Safari. So here’s big hope for their future.


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