updated 06:25 pm EDT, Tue June 12, 2007
Safari Windows falls short
While Safari for Windows is at least on par with Internet Explorer 7, it lags behind the Windows versions of Firefox and Opera according to a review from eWeek. Saying the browser is "too Mac-like" under Windows, the review criticizes Safari Windows for a lack of customization options, problems with SSL certificates and more while lauding it for simplicity in some areas and features like SnapBack. The review concludes "users should be careful in how they use this browser, especially as reports on security problems for the beta have already surfaced. In general, especially for a beta, performance was good, though in the current generation of browsers, performance is overall good and differences in speed tend to be very small."
The reviewer says that while Safari has most of the standard features that users expect of a current-generation browser, such as tabbed windows and an integrated RSS reader, more advanced users will find themselves wanting more when it comes to extending and configuring the browser.