Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 24th Feb 2009 14:55 UTC
Apple Apple released the Safari 4 Beta today. Features: Tabs on top. "Top Sites" 'Speed Dial' feature. "Smart" address/search fields. HTML5 Canvas. HTML5 Audio/Video (though no Ogg). Acid 3. CSS Animation/Gradients/Masks/Reflection. CSS Web Fonts. New "Nitro" Javascript engine - "Up to 4 times faster than Firefox 3.1". 'Native' look and native font rendering on Windows Vista/XP. I can think of only one thing: "Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!"
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by google_ninja on Tue 24th Feb 2009 19:24 UTC
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Never thought I would say it, but safari is now in contention for the browser I use full time on windows.

The one issue is the tabs. They obviously copied chrome, but came up so short it almost hurts. There is no ability to reorder the tabs, middle click does not close them, dragging the only tab out of a window does not destroy the window, and the animation, while nice, is way too slow.

That being said, this is an awesome release. I would use it over firefox any day, but I will keep chrome for my day to day browsing for now

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