Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Mar 2008 16:34 UTC
Apple "While pundits have been lamenting the fact that Apple's 'software update' program on Windows is now pushing Safari 3.1 to users, we thought we'd check out Safari 3.1 to find out if Apple has made any real progress on the Windows version of this browser. After all, it's about the software, right? We put the Safari 3 beta on Windows through the wringer last summer, and we weren't too terribly impressed. The problems were significant, such that we'd have a hard time recommending the browser to any Windows user. As of last summer, Firefox was still the Windows browser of choice here at Ars. Have things improved for Safari? Wow, have they."
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Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Tue 25th Mar 2008 17:31 UTC
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Having tried the Safari 3.1 on Windows Server 2008, I must say it's pretty darn good if judged by rendering speed and general joy of browsing. Still, I too am longing for native looks instead of iMetal or whatever it's called on Mac. (I mean I would, if I was a Windows/Safari user.) Blurred fonts weren't a problem for me after setting antialiasing to the lowest level.

It's also nice to notice that it finally supports my homepages' JavaScript code, which didn't quite work in some beta release I had previously installed.

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