Safari 4 Final for Windows - your comments

miki69

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“Apple today released Safari 4, the world’s fastest and most innovative web browser,” the company’s press room reveals. “Available for Mac and Windows PCs and introduced as a beta in February of this year, Safari 4 features the Nitro engine which runs JavaScript up to 4.5 times faster than Safari 3,” Apple says.

“Safari 4 makes browsing more intuitive and enjoyable with innovative features, such as Top Sites, Full History Search and Cover Flow, and support for modern web standards like HTML 5 and advanced CSS Effects,” the Mac maker further stresses.

Having been built on the the Nitro JavaScript engine, Safari 4 executes JavaScript nearly eight times faster than IE 8 and more than four times faster than Firefox 3, according to Apple. As far as HTML is concerned, web pages filled with such content are loaded more than three times faster in Safari 4, compared with Microsoft’s latest iteration of Internet Explorer.

Safari 4 is also the first browser to pass the Web Standards Project’s Acid3 test, Apple reveals. Not surprisingly, Snow Leopard (available this September) will push Safari 4 to its limits, by enabling its 64-bit nature to take the performance of the Nitro JavaScript engine up by 50 percent.


Download:
Apple - Safari - Introducing Safari 4 - See the web in a whole new way

Well, all I can say is that I liked BETA better :) (with tabs on top, it was much better for me than the tiny tabs in the final version). At least they could have allow choice.
Other than that I don't see any updates comparing to Beta days, so few customization options, bookmark options are rather scarce, extremely HIGH cpu usage makes Safari quite useless on laptops (over 75C degrees comparing to 52-55C in Firefox/Opera)

Please feel free to share your thoughts

Cheers,
Miki
 
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miki69

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No one is interested in Safari 4? :huh:
 
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio Z590
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 2.53GHz
    Memory
    4GB DDR3-1066Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9300M GS and Intel X4500M HD
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MK3252GSX 320GB (5400 rpm)
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