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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RE[3]: 150 features
by Kroc on Tue 24th Feb 2009 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 150 features"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Ah, well said. Safari 4 beta is a for-public-consumption release, offered by default. Opera 10 isn’t.

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RE[4]: 150 features
by Laurence on Tue 24th Feb 2009 17:12 in reply to "RE[3]: 150 features"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Ah, well said. Safari 4 beta is a for-public-consumption release, offered by default. Opera 10 isn’t.


Opera 10 is publically downloadable so Safari wasn't the first to the Acid3 proverbial flag - end of.

But does it really matter? At least Safari now supports it - first or not.

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RE[5]: 150 features
by agildehaus on Tue 24th Feb 2009 20:06 in reply to "RE[4]: 150 features"
agildehaus Member since:
2005-06-29

Opera 10 isn't final yet, neither is Safari. But if we're talking about which browser was the first to pass Acid3+be downloadable, that trophy goes to Safari because the Webkit build that passed was available 10-15 minutes after the commits were made. Opera released a public pre-alpha a few days later.

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RE[4]: 150 features
by rajan r on Tue 24th Feb 2009 17:25 in reply to "RE[3]: 150 features"
rajan r Member since:
2005-07-27

Having a beta (which have crashed once on me) being the default download *and* replacing the previous version of Safari is downright stupid. Not admirable.

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RE[5]: 150 features
by broken_symlink on Tue 24th Feb 2009 21:28 in reply to "RE[4]: 150 features"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

the old ones are still available here http://support.apple.com/downloads/#internet

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