updated 02:30 pm EST, Sat February 9, 2008
Safari speed boost
Apple's Safari web browser is about to get a large speed boost, if the current development version is giving an accurate depiction of what users can expect in the finished browser. Seth Weintraub, a writer for Computerworld's Apple blog, has been testing WebKit – Apple's developer version of the KHTML-based browser – and says that performance typically peaks at 2.5 times that of Safari, even in its currently unoptimized state.
The performance boost only comes at a cost of increased CPU usage, which Weintraub says is no more than one or two percent.