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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RE[2]: Comment by BlackTiger
by ephracis on Tue 25th Mar 2008 20:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by BlackTiger"
ephracis
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2007-09-23

Good luck writing a "one-fits all"-browser. The reason why so many prefer extensions is because that way they can get exactly what they want.

Modularity is wonderful if done right. It allows for easy customization and development. If you are modular you do not need to bloat or strip either way, just pack some default basic stuff and then let the (power)-user do the rest.

I am a big fan of modular development and source abstraction. I cannot see why a browser should not be modular and extendible. The developer cannot choose the correct setup of his software for every potential user, but with modularity he is sure a lot closer to giving the users what they want.

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