Apple today announced that more than 1 million copies of its new Safari web browser have been downloaded since the free public beta was posted on Apple’s web site on January 7. “Safari is a home run, with over a million downloads in less than two weeks,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Mac users have discovered that Safari beta release is already the fastest browser on the Mac and possibly the best browser in the world.” The Safari public beta is available as a free download at [url=http://www.apple.com/safari]http://www.apple.com/safari[/url], requires Mac OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” and is optimized for Mac OS X v10.2.3. Safari is a 3MB download that occupies 7.1MB of hard drive space. The final version of Safari will be made available later in 2003.
No mention was made in the Apple press release if they counted the first version of Safari and then the first revision as two individual “downloads” as people ugraded their first beta version (v48) to v51.
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