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Windows Safari tops 1m downloads in 48 hours

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Thu June 14, 2007

1m Windows Safar downloads

Apple today announced that more than one 1 million copies of its Safari for Windows Web browser were downloaded in the first 48 hours since its release on Monday. The Cupertino-based company touts Safari 3 as the world's fastest and easiest-to-use browser, "rendering Web pages up to twice as fast as IE (Internet Explorer) and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2." Apple's browser supports all of the modern internet standards including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG, and Java. Safari updates are delivered easily through Apple's Software Update feature, the first of which has already arrived which fixes various security flaws discovered in the test browser just after its release.




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  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    first

    i'm gonna turn this joint into PerezHilton.com!

  1. frisby

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Mark me down for 3

    Downloaded to every pc I touch.

  1. zac4mac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    now they need to...

    ...fix the proxy authorization crash problem. I'd rather use Safari than Firefox at work on this POS Dell. Won't use IE unless there's NO alternate. Or not, in 2 weeks I can surf on my iPhone and IT can hug a root as to what software's on my PC.

    Z

  1. f1rehead

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    well sure...

    but i deleted it from my windows box after about 30 secs. it's horrible, even after the security fixes. if microsoft released an application that was as blatantly windows as safari is blatantly mac, mac users would be screaming. i use safari for mac every day, but safari for windows is a travesty.

  1. royjg2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    301 ??

    Maybe some security fixes but no display improvements Agree with f1rehead "safari for windows is a travesty"

  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Still a beta

    Again, it is still a beta. I do suspect that Apple created this for a few reasons, one being for Mac users forced to use windows (there are many of us!)

    To allow non-mac web shops to develop with Safari in mind

    To give windows users who like iTunes another entree into OS X

    I will be downloading it today for my work computer.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    1 million?

    Does that count those who downloaded 3.0 then got 3.0.1 right away? Because that could cut the total by a third.

    And, really, few care. If users haven't bothered getting firefox already, what makes you think they're going to jump through hoops to get safari?

    And f1rehead is right. People blast firefox for Mac because it doesn't look 'mac-like'. But Safari for windows? Oh, no one follows UI standards, so why should apple. Or its more of a taste of OS X (which it isn't, because OS X is more then just brushed metal windows).

  1. zaghahzag

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    yeah

    this move doesn't make a h*** of a lot of sense to me.. unless its the start of apple pushing their software out to non-mac users. they would make a lot of money if they sold ilife on windows.

    anyway, apple has a long way to go to best firefox on the mac.. i don't see how they're going to beat it on the PC.. the only reason i use safari on the mac over firefox is because i like the loading bar on safari better :)

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Louzer

    "Does that count those who downloaded 3.0 then got 3.0.1 right away? Because that could cut the total by a third. "

    The article states that 1 million downloads in the first 48 hours. Was 3.01 available in that time frame?? So the blatantly obvious answer would be no..

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: 1 million

    "People blast firefox for Mac because it doesn't look 'mac-like'. But Safari for windows? Oh, no one follows UI standards, so why should apple. Or its more of a taste of OS X (which it isn't, because OS X is more then just brushed metal windows)."

    It the standards people want, or just more Mac UI. I don't want stuff on my Mac that acts like Windows because it acts like windows, not necessarily because it's not consistent. If I was forced to use Windows everyday, I'd be looking for more Mac-like apps all the time.

    Geez, most Windows apps aren't consistent that don't even come from Apple. WinAMP, and other utilities often have their own interface. Even the new MS Office is a travesty of UI.

    Consistency in the Windows world is a myth.

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