Windows Safari

http://live.pirillo.com/ – At the WWDC Apple announced that their browser, Safari, would be released for the Windows platform, and the beta is available right now.

What’s Chris’s take on the browser? For the most part: it’s definitely beta.

  • There are some UI issues: it sticks out like a sore thumb, and not in a good way. The general interface doesn’t look like iTunes on Windows, but it’s seemingly faster.
  • There is a lack of "power user" options. Safari is a very basic web browser without any real bells and whistles.
  • It’s about as fast as Firefox and costs the same, too (it’s free).
  • It’s pretty apparent that it’s meant for developers who want to develop widgets for the iPhone, rather than the average user.

Chris’s recommendation: if you want it, give it a shot, but he’s not going to recommend it as a browser any time soon.

What’s your take on Safari on Windows?

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