Mac's Safari Browser - Has anyone tried it?

  katkins 19:31 17 Mar 2008
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It's a bare bones slimline browser which claims to be 1.6 something or other faster than Firefox. I am typing from it now. I must say, you can see more of your web pages because it is so slimline in depth.

The basic operations are very compact and add-ons are sparse on the ground, to say the least, but it seems it's designed to be a no-frills type of browser which is certainly quite nifty, speed wise.

I found going back and forward a peculiar exercise in comparison with IE and Firefox, in that a window pops up when you've reached your last open page right before your e-mail box or homepage, asking whether you still want to proceed. It's no problem though as you still arrive back at your desired page anyway. However, I find using the history button to return to a particular page is just as convenient.

The Bookmarking procedure is similar to both IE and Firefox and so is the dowload manager operation. The tabs are not raised off the toolbar like the more contemporary browsers. Again, it's not a problem except perhaps for people who love aesthetically pleasing gizmos.

A rather economic tool which some will like and others won't. I quite like it so will keep in on my machine for a while yet.

  skidzy 19:40 17 Mar 2008

Yep,tried version Safari 3.0.3 Beta last year,though knowing its a beta...it was very buggy.
To be honest it has not moved on much looking at the current version.

Maybe when at the test machine i may give it another go and see how this performs.

  DieSse 20:54 17 Mar 2008

Yes I tried it recently - it's still on my system, and I can use it to check out website compatibility.

In fact the new Firefox3 beta4 is very fast indeed - faster than even Safari I would say. I'm staying with Firefox now - but keeping my eye on Safari.

  Mac70 09:44 18 Mar 2008

I use Safari on both my pc's now after problems with FF and found Opera annoying.
Ive had no bugs as yet.
Two gripes. One is the bland grey colour scheme and the other is the Bookmarks. I prefer a quick one-click system but Safari doesnt seem to do that, especially since I imported mine.

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