Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jan 2003 18:05 UTC
Apple Steve Jobs just announced in his Macworld Keynote that Apple is releasing its own browser, called Safari. Its claim to fame is extremely fast performance on the Mac. The Mac platform has struggled from sluggish browser performance with IE (the old default browser). Update: According to Jobs, Safari is open source and based on khtml. It only runs on Mac OS X and will be available for download today.
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intial opinion mixed... wait for 1.0
by ssa on Wed 8th Jan 2003 00:06 UTC

I have found that with the default settings that netscape's webmail will give an error message. Once I allowed it to take all cookies it worked fine. The default settings may draw the ire of people using some websites which use cookies that are from a different url which safari blocks by default. Sounds like a good default at first until you find that some sites don't work properly. The dropdown search currently appears to support a google search. Better than nothing, or only being able to search msn or some other lame search engine, but I would like to see the ability to add other search engines. Having the source one could add the ability, but it would be nice to have a means of doing it easily for the end user. Otherwise it looks pretty good for a beta. No crashes so far.