Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Feb 2009 11:47 UTC
Apple A few days ago, Apple surprised everyone by releasing the first beta of Safari 4, the company's latest version of their WebKit browser. While I generally love Safari on the Mac (my browser of choice on that side of the fence), I've never felt as comfortable with it on the Windows side of things. In any case, this latest beta has made a very bold move in the interface department, and I'm sad to say that it's not for the better. Let me explain where it went wrong for Apple.
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I love it.
by NathanHill on Sat 28th Feb 2009 13:44 UTC
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I've already switched to Safari 4 as my main browser on my Mac at home and on my Vista machine at work. I was using Chrome before that. Safari just rocks now - the new features are slick. Chrome looks sort of weak in comparison.

I do agree that on the Mac version tweaks need to be made. But this is a beta. I like it a lot.

I have read the suggestion that moving the New Tab + to the left side would be helpful. I don't know about that. I think we will probably see some different iterations of this ideas as Apple responds to feedback. Interestingly, one commentator over at MacWorld did say that with the tabs at the top, it does bring Safari on the Mac more in line with Safari on the iPhone/iPod touch. Interesting observation. I wonder if that was their thought.

I like the tabs - this may also be a sign of things to come in Snow Leopard.

Edited 2009-02-28 13:45 UTC

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