Tuesday, June 12th 2007

Is it April again? Apple releases Safari for Windows

My first thought when I read that Apple is releaseing Safari 3 beta for Windows was Hey, is this a joke?

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Anyway, I gave it a try. But I’d say this is more like pre-alpha quality than beta. This is what it looks like on my machine:

Screenshot Safari 3 beta bugs menus not showing

The menus have been replaced by little lines. And if I try to use it, it’ll just hang itself. I guess that is what you’d feel like doing if you’ve been living in OS X for ever and you’re suddenly forced to live in Windows.

When they make it stable though, it will be good news for web designers using Windows, since they’ll be able to test their designs in Safari. Until then I’m leaving it to rot at the end of my Start -> Programs menu.

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  1. ogirtd says:

    I also tested it today, and it worked fine, until it crashed after about 20 minutes.The thing I’m worried about is that Safari on Mac OS will not render exactly the same as Safari on Windows. I already have too many browsers to take into consideration…

  2. David Naylor says:

    Well, hopefully it will render exactly like the OS X version before they release the final. Otherwise you’re right, it could all end up even worse.