Safari on Windows: Let the Browser Wars Begin (Again…)

Apple has just released the public beta of Safari 3 and to everyone’s surprise, there’s a version available for Windows too! The safari beta page is interesting because Apple has all sorts of speed benchmark results glorifying the Safari advantage over IE and FireFox (even Opera wasn’t spared…). I still haven’t personally tested the beta, since I’m stuck with my work laptop running the dinosaur also known as Windows 2000, however, initial public opinion seems to backup the Apple speed claims. However, there’s been some concerns also, suggesting that Safari is a total RAM hog. However, since its still in beta, I’d like to wait and see if the situation improves.

The Register has an interesting article that suggests that Apple is ready for an all out assault on IE and FireFox.

Let the best browser win!*

*As if there’s any doubt on FireFox’s top spot 😉

Update (2007/06/14)

I’ve just installed Safari on my work laptop, running Windows 2000 and so far so good, interesting so see that the Safari porting team didn’t use any Windows XP specific API to jazz up Safari. So people like me who are stuck with Win2k for whatever reason, there’s hope afterall…

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