Safari 4 Tops 11M Downloads in 3 Days

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Apple's cross-platform Safari 4 Web browser appears to be off to a fast start with over 11 million copies downloaded in the first three days since its release during the World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco. According to the Cupertino-based company, some six million of those downloads went to Windows users.

Safari 4 includes HTML 5 support, complies with CSS, JavaScript, XML and SVG standards, offers a Cover Flow view for browsing bookmarks, a faster JavaScript engine that's almost eight times faster than Internet Explorer 8, and will protect users from application crashes related to plug-in problems when running under Mac OS X 10.6.

Safari 4 is available as a free download at the Apple Web site.

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Bogus

That is complete bogus data.  Anybody who have iTunes installed because they bought an iPod 5 years ago automatically get it downloaded whether they use it or not.

It came to me that way and I have no particular intention of using it.

Lee Dronick

I really like this version of Safari, fast, W3 compliant, looks great. I even downloaded for my two Windows PCs and I rarely use them. However, I do have a few items on my Safari wish list.

1. Better cookie control. A way to reject certain ones.

2. Better plug-in control, a way to toggle individual ones on/off.

3. Put the Tabs back where they belong, at the top.

Terrin

I downloaded it, but I am upset with it. Betas are supposed to be about fixing bugs, not removing features. I was a loyal beta tester, thought tabs on top was one of it’s best new enhancements, and Apple went and removed that feature.


I downloaded the Beta again (not from Apple) and will re-install that.

Terrin

I agree the figures are misleading. Not for the reason you suggest though.  The figures don’t tell us how many people are doing multiple downloads for multiple computers and how many people actually like the significant changes between the BEta and main release to actually use the Final release.

However, iTunes doesn’t require you to update Safari. On Windows you have the option of not selecting to upgrade Safari. Same is true on a Mac.

That is complete bogus data.? Anybody who have iTunes installed because they bought an iPod 5 years ago automatically get it downloaded whether they use it or not.

It came to me that way and I have no particular intention of using it.

ekim1

I think is is great, 24 sites on the page at the same time,can’t get beter than that…

Lee Dronick

I think is is great, 24 sites on the page at the same time,can?t get beter than that?

Are you talking about “Top Sites?” If so yes and am starting to use that in addition to the Bookmarks Bar and Bookmarks. You can change the size of the page thumbnails, click on the “Edit” button in the lower left.

deasys

I’m very pleased that the release version restored tabs to their original location. That again allows moving the window without accidentally switching tab focus, command-click site navigation from the title bar, and whole-tab grabbing instead of aiming for the gripper widget.

The small savings in vertical space that the tabs-on-top configuration provided aren’t worth the loss of the features provided by tabs-below.

deasys

It came to me that way and I have no particular intention of using it.

Hmm…Pearls before…(the poster called “Bogus”).

It’s good to be open-minded.

bousozoku

That is complete bogus data.  Anybody who have iTunes installed because they bought an iPod 5 years ago automatically get it downloaded whether they use it or not.

It came to me that way and I have no particular intention of using it.

Apple were counting on oblivious users who just click “okay” anytime it’s presented to them.  If you don’t pay attention, you’re likely getting more things than web browsers in your life that are unexpected.

In this case, I don’t see the data as bogus, as Apple don’t automatically enable new software to be downloaded any longer.

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