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    Apple Safari For Windows
    So they have their browser for Windows now.

    http://www.apple.com/safari/

    Will give it a try.

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    crappy uninstalled it after 10 minutes of using it.

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    Yep, not going to use it as a browser myself. All the text looked bolder and a little blurry to me. Not sure if that's just me or the usual. Will keep it just to check how my sites look in it.

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    yeah the fonts for it suck.

    They just released this rush rush to get possible iphone users use to it.

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    As someone who uses Safari on a Mac, I'd recommend you wait for the final release. The beta is a bit of a memory hog...
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    Working just fine for me, and fairly quick on windows. I don't use it on my Macs, but might just for Windows on a regular basis.

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    Apparently a lot of people are having this issue. Even tried a fix for the font issues and that didn't work. It is beta, not ready for prime time. Don't really see a reason to use it over the other ones out there.

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    Ran across this interesting article, it should explain the font blurriness that people are seeing.

    http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/...2.html?hi=joel

    I for one, typically as a Mac user, prefer Safari's rendering. The fonts on Internet Explorer always looked too blocks and pixellated to me. To each his own I guess...
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    Tried it. Don't like it.

    I think I read somewhere on the apple.com site where they have their Windows version of Safari that it's supposed to be super fast compared to both IE7 and Firefox.

    Didn't see anything of that speed on my computer. In fact, it works slightly slower than IE7 -- which crawls for me compared to Firefox.

    Even when it comes out of beta, I'm going to be skeptical. I've listened to a lot of folks rave about how great the iTunes player for Windows is. Rah, rah, rah.

    Tried it. Don't find it especially fast or useful compared to Windows Media Player and/or Winamp.

    I guess I've never figured out why the Apple/Mac people rave about their over-bloated stuff, anymore than I understand why those who worship Bill God -- uh, Gates -- seem to think the center of the universe is in Redmond.

    Gosh, I miss the days when computers and software were made to perform a task. All the bells and whistles -- UGH!

    Grumpy Old Fart signing off for now. Stay tuned.
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    i am a mac user myself. but i'd probably wouldn't use it for windows anyways

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    The only reason I ever need to use Windows is to test my sites in IE. Otherwise I do everything in OS X. I'm happy to see Apple moving into Microsoft's space and hope Safari can take a bite out of IE's market share. Hopefully it'll reduce the need for me to find a Windows machine to test IE.

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    I think this mostly has to do with developers. Since Safari is on the iPhone, and the only way to write "apps" for the iPhone is via the safari browser (which apple endorses they do). This will allow windows developers to do so on their own machines and test it in the safari browser.

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