Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2008 21:37 UTC
Apple Apple has released the first version of its browser, Safari, for Windows. Safari 3.1, which was launched on Tuesday, will run on Windows XP or Vista and, of course, Mac OSX. Apple released a beta for the Windows-supporting version in June last year. Apple has claimed that the browser is the fastest available for Windows. In a Tuesday statement, Cupertino said it "loads web pages 1.9 times faster than [Internet Explorer] 7 and 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2 [and] runs JavaScript up to six times faster than other browsers". Don't think you have Safari for Windows installed? You might want to check again.
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Why?
by Fennec_Fox on Thu 20th Mar 2008 22:28 UTC
Fennec_Fox
Member since:
2006-10-30

OK, I will download it, and try it... May be... Or not. The problem is, I just fail to see a compelling reason to use anything else for Internet browsing, other than IE7 or FireFox. For those who like to be different, there is always Opera, Konqueror... So my question would be - why? What is Apple trying to accomplish with this?

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RE: Why?
by nevali on Thu 20th Mar 2008 22:31 in reply to "Why?"
nevali Member since:
2006-10-12

If you've already got Firefox installed, you're not the target market (unless you're a web developer).

It's all those people who've got iTunes (because they have iPods), but haven't ventured outside of the world of Internet Explorer yet (and personally, as a web developer, the quicker they gravitate towards something, anything that's actually standards-compliant--be it FF, Safari or Opera--the better).

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RE: Why?
by LobalSurgery on Thu 20th Mar 2008 22:51 in reply to "Why?"
LobalSurgery Member since:
2006-09-07

Apple makes money off every entry into the built-in Google search bar.

http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2007/06/safari_for_windows_cachi...

The $100 million figure is only an estimated guess, but Apple does make money off Safari. It's a no-brainer, really - Mozilla includes a Google search bar in Firefox too.

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RE[2]: Why?
by kragil on Thu 20th Mar 2008 23:21 in reply to "RE: Why?"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Now i wonder: Why doesnt Konqueror get that cash for including google search? .. that would have been a great anouncement from Google at the KDE4 release event if you ask me.

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RE: Why?
by aliquis on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 17:40 in reply to "Why?"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

To get google search profits? But Safari leaks memory like there is no tomorrow so who cares.

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