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Apple Safari 3 for Windows (beta)
Apple has released a public beta of their Safari browser version 3, including a Windows-version.

Here are the top reasons Apple wants you to know:

  1. Blazing Performance

  2. Elegant User Interface

  3. Easy Bookmarks

  4. Pop-up Blocking

  5. Inline Find

  6. Tabbed Browsing

  7. SnapBack

  8. Forms AutoFill

  9. Built-in RSS

  10. Resizable Text Fields

  11. Private Browsing

  12. Security

That list looks pretty compelling! I might add another reason, especially for web developers: it is the easiest way to know how your website might look on an Apple. If you install it together with Firefox 1.5 in the free Microsoft VirtualPC with IE6, you can easily test IE6, IE7, Safari 3, Firefox 1.5 and Firefox 2.0 on a single Vista or XP machine without much trouble.

Update: In my follow-up post, I list no less than 22 problems with Safari on Windows that I've encountered in the first hour of usage. Suffice to say that I have uninstalled it now, and I'll revert to my previously reported method of cross-platform checking.

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  Posted by oVan on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 | PermaLink | 0 comments
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