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Apple launches Safari 3.1

updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue March 18, 2008

Apple launches Safari 3.1

Continuing its spate of updates on Tuesdays, Apple has released Safari 3.1, the latest version of its proprietary web browser. The update supports the new audio and video tags of the HTML 5 standard, and is claimed to be the first browser with support for CSS animations, as opposed to static sheets. The software also introduces support for CSS web fonts, which gives designers the ability to pick custom styles without worrying about the ones a visitor already has.

Safari 3.1 is free for both Macs and PCs. The Mac version is a 39MB download, and requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher, along with 256MB of memory. Windows systems must have XP or Vista, and a 500MHz processor.




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  1. jfelbab

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Noticeably faster

    This thing seems to really fly. I don't know if it's just that the caches are flushed or whether they have improved the code but this 3.1 version of Safari is loading pages faster than I can ever recall.

    Well done Apple.

  1. JimiMac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yikes!! SLOW!!!!

    The Update slowed my page loading down big time!!! Got several spinning rainbows just loading this page!

  1. JimiMac

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    OK, restarted again

    seems fine now

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    surfing safari update?

    When is the Surfing Safari blog going to give a comprehensive list of updates like they did with 3.0?

  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    spate?

    what spate?

  1. Mr. Fartleberry

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Yawn

    Gee more garbage animations to block. How thoughtful. Still no bookmarks sort? I'm not a FFx guy but the Beta looks very good to me.

    BTW correct terminology is Spinning Beachball. Seen my share of those. Sort of like "do you want to force quit?" Yeah, like I have any other option.

  1. Roger@MacNN

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: spate

    For a while now since the Macworld expo, Apple has been releasing updates to one thing or another on Tuesdays.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    definitely faster

    wow, I surf Safari all day and it is definitely faster now.

  1. DahlBryn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Huh ?

    Mr. fartleberry... am I missing something ? [Quote: "Still no bookmarks sort ?" ]

    Just click on the book icon on the upper left and just like in iTunes - you can organize / arrange / sort / list / move all your bookmarks till the cows come home. What "more" do you need ? What kinda "sort" is missing ?

  1. DahlBryn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    s*** Search

    Love the 'Command-F' function for searches of text within any webpage, and it highlights them. Very s***.

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