Apple’s Safari for Windows tops one million downloads in 48 hours

Apple today announced that more than 1 million copies of Safari for Windows were downloaded in the first 48 hours since the free public beta was made available on Monday.

Safari 3 is the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use browser, and is available as a free download at http://www.apple.com/safari/

Safari 3 is the fastest browser running on Windows, rendering web pages up to twice as fast as IE 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2, based on the industry standard iBench tests.

Safari 3 supports all modern Internet standards including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG and Java. Safari updates are delivered seamlessly through Apple’s Software Update, and the first update for Safari for Windows Public Beta which fixes some early reported bugs was released last night.

Safari 3 for Windows requires Windows XP or Windows Vista, a minimum of 256 MB of memory and a system with at least a 500 MHz Intel Pentium processor.

Apple’s Safari Web browser for Windows:

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73 Comments

  1. Why do I get the feeling that Apple will eventually release all of their software on Windows, eventually shipping Mac OS X in a shrink wrapped box for all Intel processors. I just keep getting that. I also have a feeling it will happen sooner rather than later if the iPhone is extremely successful.

  2. At the D Conference, Jobs mentioned the following things.

    1. Post PC devices are becoming the happening places
    2. Desktop is still relevant But not from the OS point of view. But from the interactive/thick client apps that are couple with online services like iTunes and iTunes Store. Hence the OS is irrelevant.

    so, Apple is focusing on the Post PC devices( iPod, IPhone ) and the ” interactive thick client Applications that connect ‘Online services, Post PC devices”.

    Great strategy!!

  3. I want to see something like Google Gears for Safari.

    Google Gears ( on an equivalent from Apple) on Safari( Windows, OS X, iPhone)

    This will provide an offline storage for web2.0 apps and will truly make Safari a new platform. ( windows will become irrelevant)

  4. The windows look and feel is horrible so Apple should make their products look like crap? If you want to talk about not being compatible with standards perhaps you should give IE a look. I’ve got a great book on css and almost every section in the book talks about how IE isn’t compatible with web standards. So, much for your argument but thanks for playing. Damn, now I fed a troll.

  5. Safari is also the world’s least compatible browser, least compatible with the Windows look-and-feel and the most likely to crash.

    What part of B E TA did you miss?

    Safari is the most industry standard compliant browser on the market. If isn’t compatible with some sites, it is because they are written to non-industry standard MSFT “standards”.

    INDUSTRY standards are better than proprietary (MSFT) standards.

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