Apple Releases Safari 5.1 for Snow Leopard

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SafariApple may be focusing on OS X Lion, but the company also showed Snow Leopard users a little love on Wednesday with the release of Safari 5.1. The update for the Web browser application added in a few of the features Lion users can take advantage of such as Reading List and Resume.

The update also includes a few security patches for both the Mac and Windows versions of the app. Both include a long list of Java-related patches, WebKit updates, fixes for maliciously crafted images, and more.

Safari 5.1 is available as a free update through Apple’s Software Update application.

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Comments

Lee Dronick

Safari 5.1 did not yet show up when I ran Software Update. However, news versions of iTunes, and Remote Desktop Client did show and I am downloading them.

DamenS

But does it make Safari USEABLE or is it still a molasses-ridden resource hog ?

furbies

FYI

Snow Leopard System Requirements
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

Lee Dronick

Snow Leopard System Requirements
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

I am running 10.6.8, but it is not unusual for such updates not show up until later in the day.

JonGl

But does it make Safari USEABLE or is it still a molasses-ridden resource hog ?

In my experience, it’s much better than Firefox. FF starts off well enough, but leave it running, and after a couple hours it drags my whole system down. Safari never does that, and feels a bit more snappy than my preferred browser—Omniweb. I’ve been using Safari for the past couple weeks, though, in anticipation of Lion, and I’ve been surprised and impressed with how Safari 5 has been doing. It’s crashed twice, but I had something like 6 windows open, with dozens and dozens of tabs, running all sorts of Flash and H264 content both times (and it was attempting to open yet another Flash video both times—Youtube, I believe)

-Jon

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