The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Graces Windows Users with Safari [Updated]

TMO Reports - Apple Graces Windows Users with Safari [Updated]

by , 2:10 PM EDT, June 11th, 2007

Steve Jobs seems to think that Windows users need another alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, so he is offering them a gift in the form of Safari. Mr. Jobs surprised attendees at the World Wide Developers Conference with the news during his keynote presentation on Monday.

Safari 3, which presumably will be released along with Mac OS X 10.5 in October, will offer faster HTML rendering than Internet Explorer and Firefox, according to Mr. Jobs. In fact, Safari 3 is to be twice as fast as Internet Explorer 7.

Like previous versions of Safari, Safari 3 retains familiar features like tabbed browsing, pop-up ad blocking, private browsing, SnapBack, and built-in RSS support. It also supports resizing text fields in forms, an inline Find feature for searching text on Web sites, and more.

Public beta versions of Safari 3 for Mac OS X 10.4.9, Windows XP, and Windows Vista are available at the Apple Web site.

[This article has been updated with additional information about Safari 3]

Recent Headlines - Updated November 26th

Wed,4:42 PM
Steampunk USB Flash Drives with Motorized Gears - Really!
4:05 PM
Black Friday 2014: The Best Mac Deals
3:10 PM
iOS 8: Control Which Apps Can Access Your Private Data
2:50 PM
The Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle
1:36 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-26
10:46 AM
5 iPhone Apps to Cut Your Thanksgivings Stress
8:50 AM
iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Naming Group Conversations in Messages
Tue,9:01 PM
BuzzFeed Uses Apple Watches to Incentivise Staff
8:14 PM
The SKEYE Nano Drone Quadcopter: $34.99
4:52 PM
Black Friday 2014: The Best iPhone Deals
4:34 PM
Best Buy Black Friday Deals Available This Minute
3:45 PM
OS X Yosemite: How to Reset Your Administrator Password
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!