“If you’re reading this browser roundup on any of Apple Computer Inc.’s laptops or desktops, chances are good that you’re doing so with Apple’s own Safari Web browser,” Ken Mingis reports for Computerworld.
“The nice thing about Safari, which is now up to Version 2.0.4 and will be updated yet again early next year when Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5 ‘Leopard,’ is that it comes out of the box with just about every feature you’ll need to cruise along on the Web safely and securely. It’s also only for Macs, so Windows and Linux fans, you’re out of luck,” Mingis reports.
“Safari’s Web rendering is based on the KDE project’s open-source KHTML layout engine, and I’ve found it to be as fast as any other browser in Mac land,” Mingis reports. “Think easy. Think intuitive.”
Mingis reports, “Safari emerged in Apple land in January 2003 [and] having Apple’s developers come up with their own take on browsing was a godsend.”
“Of course, what matters is how well an application works. And Apple has gotten the little things right in Safari,” Mingis reports.
Mingis covers various Safari features in his full article, “Safari: Tops for Macs,” here.
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