Apple's new Safari 4, better than Firefox ? .

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    For years I have been a keen fan of Firefox and still am, but was tempted to try the out the all new Safari 4 . the Apple Mac browser, also available for PC

    Rather than me ramble on about it, have a look at the features and see what you think..

    >>> Safari 4<<<

    >>>150 Features<<<

    It's early days to make a full comparison but I do like the new Cover Flow ...

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  2. sinbad1

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    looks good jim any safety issue's?
     
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    Got the update at the beginning of the week (on a MacBook pro). Works fine for me and I like the new Top Sites feature (as shown in Jim's post). I have set is as my opening 'page'. Not entirely convinced about cover-flow in the bookmarks section, but then I'm not a fan of it in iTunes either. I have had one freeze to date, but then that is not unexpected in a new release. I expect there will be an update very quickly as Apple discover a few glitches. This tends to happen with any new software version release.
    Regarding safety, I tend not to be too concerned when running Mac, and on my Windoze PCs I rely on the AV and firewall defences rather than being too concerned about the security built into the browser. I think Firefox and Safari are pretty good in that respect, although the bad guys make a bee-line for IE and try to abuse any new release.

    By the way, I use both FF and Safari on the Mac. Safari as the default browser and FF for sites that don't like Safari. I feel that Safari runs quicker than FF on the Mac, but I think the cookie control is easier to manage in FF. On Windoze, I have used FF as my default browser for years. Occasionally 'play' with Safari but not really seriously.

    Philip
     
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  5. sinbad1

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    Think this browser maybe ideal for mac and as you say ; however the safety issues using windows would concern me particulary the bonjour issues, would certyainly disable that.

    Having said that looks good may try it see how it goes.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Let us know how you get on, I haven't tried Safari 4 on Windoze yet .. waiting for someone else ..:Rofl1: Like Philip I've always used FF on the PC
     
  7. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    ok loaded up no problems works fine with windoze (vista) so i guess it should work in xp, i have not loaded bonjour on setup, as i think it would be risky.

    So far so good no freezes yet, i think there could be an issue with UAC ;but that was the first thing i disabled on vista. still playing with the features and so far so good.

    Obviously there will be bugs and fixes, always is with new browsers ;but does have the potential of becoming a popular browser.

    Browsing is just as quick as IE8 if not quicker ;but do have ad-dons in IE8 which tend to slow things down a bit.

    Regards

    noticed whilst typing spell checker is auto-checking as i type underling in red different.
     
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    HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED COOLIRIS THROUGH FIREFOX,ITS GOT A SCREEN THE SAME AS ABOVE.
     
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