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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Opera Opera Opera
by dvhh on Wed 25th Feb 2009 00:33 UTC
dvhh
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2006-03-20

About time opera implements these feature ... I meant Safari.
Acid 3 is a pissing contest anyway (I don't care about acid 3 compliance if want to browse with lynx), the article look like safari is the savior ( and a nice troll bait ), I love apple for their advance in usability, but for implementation it is still lagging behind.
Safari is for MacOSX what IE is for windows ( stock browser that is working for 65% of people ), Chrome is almost falling into this category.
But Opera is packing the most feature out of the box ( some of them are either badly usable, like scroll drag ), but looks cluttered ( main Opera critisism ) even if the new stock skin looks cleaner, and website that are performing agent check won't recognize it as a "modern" browser.
So as for today we won't have any real contender for firefox when it come to compatibility and feature ( 5 ms faster javascript won't help that much the page loading ).

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