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Topic # 14039 12-Jun-2007 13:27
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Story Link: Apple Introduces Safari for Windows

So what do you reckon?  Is Safari a good browser and will it be a player in the Windows market?  The video demo on the Apple site makes it look interesting and I'll be having a look when I get home.




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Reply # 74384 12-Jun-2007 13:41
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Posted here before. Chiefie's comments: "it doesn't like proxy servers". My comments: fast, but it doesn't like Newsgator and a couple of other AJAX applications.

It's beta anyway, and not to go live untl October...





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Reply # 74385 12-Jun-2007 13:56
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So far I like it. I think I have had enough of Firefox leaching all my VM, every two days I have to kill Firefox because it cosumes too much resource.




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  Reply # 74388 12-Jun-2007 14:13
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I'm not sure about it. Safari works just fine with most sites but...

  • The font-smoothing/anti-aliasing isn't as good as ClearType. Produces fuzzy type in fact, and can't be turned off.
  • No zooming
  • Print to fit etc? Nope.
  • Ctrl-Backspace doesn't work - why????




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  Reply # 74390 12-Jun-2007 14:24
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I have 'font smooting - strong' enabled and it looks good on my little laptop LCD, very clear. 



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  Reply # 74391 12-Jun-2007 14:25
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freitasm: Posted here before.

D'oh!  Didn't see that. Embarassed

Certainly doesn't like the proxy at my work so can't really have a proper play although, from the 2 secs I did spend on it,  I reckon it's be nice if you could opt not to have the brushed metal look in the final release (it's always the small things that irritate the most).




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Reply # 74395 12-Jun-2007 15:03
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juha: I'm not sure about it. Safari works just fine with most sites but...

  • The font-smoothing/anti-aliasing isn't as good as ClearType. Produces fuzzy type in fact, and can't be turned off.
  • No zooming
  • Print to fit etc? Nope.
  • Ctrl-Backspace doesn't work - why????


I just posted to my linkblog a link (what else?) to an article comparing the Windows ClearType and the Mac OS (and Safari) font-smoothing - and the Mac one is losing the battle: "Welcome to the blurry, but faster, browser..."






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  Reply # 74396 12-Jun-2007 15:24
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Apple's approach would be preferred by people who prefer purity of form over absolute readability.


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  Reply # 74401 12-Jun-2007 16:06
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Does anyone know how to get Safari 3 for Windows to recognise/install digital certificates? Doing a Google only returns links that keep referring to Keychain Access.

I need access to a secure site (for testing purposes), but since I can't find how to install the certificate (IE and FF already see it), I can't access the site.

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  Reply # 74404 12-Jun-2007 16:30
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Reply # 74408 12-Jun-2007 17:15
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freitasm: Interesting question. Does Apple have a beta forum anywhere? Or their beta is just a preview without feedback?


My hunch is on what you said latter, preview without feedback... :-D




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  Reply # 74412 12-Jun-2007 17:33
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I like the new Safari for Windows!

Previously, I could never get any browsers (IE7, IE6, Firefox or Opera) to print the Apple MacBook Pro Tech Spec pages properly. And it just prints nicely on Safari.

Here's the link to the page that didn't print properly on the other browsers:

http://www.asia.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html



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Reply # 74413 12-Jun-2007 17:34
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Damned if they do and damned if they don't....




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  Reply # 74417 12-Jun-2007 17:50
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There is a bug button top left of the browser you can use to send bug reports to Apple.

On the font rendering I think it's a case of not seeing what you're used too, I use a Mac all day and much prefer the Mac/Safari font look.

For web developers it's great having Safari on Windows render exactly like a Mac browser, no excuses for not testing and having your site look great in Safari now.





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Reply # 74418 12-Jun-2007 17:51

What about the speeeed?
Is it really 2x faster then IE?




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