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    Filed at 7:56 am under by dcobranchi

    Apple yesterday made the Safari browser available to Windows users. I downloaded it to see if it lives up to the Mac-faithful’s hype. Not even close. As far as I can determine, in terms of usefulness it’s perhaps a bit better than IE6.

    There are almost no plugins available. Hover over buttons doesn’t work. And clicking the scroll wheel does nothing. Most annoying of all, it takes 3 clicks in the URL window to highlight the entire URL. In FF and IE it’s a single click.

    Mozilla and MSFT have nothing to fear from this one.

    2 Responses to “A BIG SNOOZE”

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    June 12th, 2007
    at 9:59 am

    Beta, dude, beta. You’ll get one-click highlighting if you click on the favicon.

    A lot of the stuff I imagine you’d want plugins for — like inline spell-checking — are native to all Mac apps. I wonder how they plan to bring that kind functionality to the Windows version.

    I tried the Mac version last night — much faster than current Safari, but still not as fast as Camino.

    Comment by
    June 12th, 2007
    at 7:21 pm

    So when do I get my Linux version?