Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th May 2009 03:57 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption The Safari 4 beta is having a little bit of trouble cleaning up after itself, as has been revealed by C. Harwic on his blog. Safari 4 is still in beta, so it's easy to forgive the browser for this rather sloppy housekeeping, which left gigabytes (!) of browsing data in weird places all over your filesystem, even after cleaning the caches or history. Still, this does raise a few questions.
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dvhh
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2006-03-20

Besides that, as each update requires a system restart, I'm reminded that Safari is not just a browser but that WebKit is used all over the place.

You mean like Trident ( Internet Explorer ) in Windows (sure Apple dev wouldn't be that stupid, right ?).

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23


You mean like Trident ( Internet Explorer ) in Windows (sure Apple dev wouldn't be that stupid, right ?).


Yes, like that. Apple have done a few things that seem more than a bit stupid or shady.

Obviously, Safari isn't any worse than Internet Exploder in that way, but in another example, why should a person have to use Apple's application to change which mail or browser application is the default? In the early releases of Mac OS X, they had an Internet preference pane, similar to the one in Mac OS 8/9.

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