My husband and I made it back from Europe just last night (after an adventurous trip back) so today I was finally having access to my G4 Cube in order to test Safari, the new Apple browser based on KHTML. I like what I saw on Safari. The browser is simple (I like simplicity) and indeed loads the web pages fast (even faster than Gecko browsers on my PC) by using some techniques on rendering the page almost immediately after receiving the data from the web. With Safari, MacOSX has now seven “native” graphical browsers. Read more and vote for your favorite OSX browser! Update: A relevant article is posted on News.com regarding the reasons Apple chose KHTML and not Gecko.I found a number of bugs (around 6-7; I filed bug reports) and missing features on Safari (tabbed browsing would be nice), but as I said, I liked what I saw in this second beta. It works, and it works pretty well for most of the users (resizing a semi-complex page is still an issue though – it’s slow). As it matures, I am sure it will become even better. But that’s just me… What is your favorite OSX browser?
Note: The poll is now closed. Thanks everyone for voting!