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New version of Safari Web browser available

Apple has released version 3.2.1 of their Safari Web browser.

For Apple, it is an important release because it irons out of few kinks, and really cranks up the performance.  I am finding the rendering to be a little crisper on the screen.

Importantly, Safari is a browser not just for Apple users, but also for Windows users.  The Windows version of Safari works great, and has a very unique Apple-like interface.

Apple supports just about every web standard in existence, even more completely than Firefox.

For example, check out how nicely it renders the buttons at the bottom of the page I am writing this blog entry on (I am hovering the mouse on the Post Blog Entry button).

I am finding the load times for pages at LP to be extremely quick with Safari, even the very first time I load a page.  (Pages normally have a little extra delay the first time you load them.)

There is a reason behind the performance increase.  I was reading a blog about it last night.  It has to do with a browser's ability to read multiple streams of data at one time, and its ability to cache different types of data not normally cached.  For example, caching redirects and resources from other domains.

I always recommend having at least two browsers installed on every PC.  It does no harm at all to do so, it only provides benefit.

Myself, I now install five different browsers on my PCs:

  • IE
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Opera

Of course, I have good reason to install that many, as I need to test that LP works on every type of browser, but the important thing is that there is no downside to installing them.  Just choice and flexibility!

Here's a link to the Safari download page:


  • Safari rocks, wouldn't be without it!

    By konane, at 2:59 PM

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