Safari 3 Beta = f-a-s-t

Discussion in 'Apple/Mac' started by W.Ray, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. I just d/l'd and am using Safari 3 Beta and it is, eupemistically, quite snappy!
  2. bozola


    Feb 28, 2006
    Seattle WA
    Agreed.. and I am on a iMac G5.
  3. Yep, works fast on my iMac G5 too, wonder how it goes for windows??
    I see it has spelling in these windows too!!
  4. Impretza


    Aug 30, 2006
    San Diego
    It works great lol

  5. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Well I wanted to try it and also wanted it to work but alas it didn't ... :frown:

    I'll (have to) wait for the next real release .
  6. I didn't really see any speed difference. Firefox still seems faster on my iMac.
  7. HAC_X

    HAC_X Guest

    The XP beta is still borked...hopefully when its out, it will be a nice alternative
    browser for the windows crowd..

  8. Walter


    Jan 13, 2006
    Columbia, Maryland
    Walter Rowe
    I tried it in Windows XP Pro. I crashed it every time I used it, even on Apple's own web site. I imagine straight HTML sites are fine. Those that rely on the plug-ins may cause problems.
  9. Snipps


    Oct 7, 2006
    I;m running it on my Mac Pro and it does seem a little faster. It does crash occasionally when I open it but other than that its fine. I like the new search window(opens at the top of the browser rather than a new window) and spell check :)
  10. Having read some negative reports on MacRumors, I'm going to hold off on the beta and just wait.... I'm perfectly happy with Safari as it is now!
  11. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    I tried the beta on my iMac G5, but not on my MacBook Pro. The first noticeable difference is the same of any upgrade - SAFT plugin stops working. That alone seems to speed things up, though.

    SAFT is a trade-off between features and performance. At first, I didn't think the Safari beta would work at all. It seemed to hang there with an error message about SAFT for 10 minutes. Right when I was going to Force Quit the thing, it decided to play nice and has worked well since then.

    However, I'm not sure that it's much of a big deal to me right now. The only visible difference I've noticed is the change in Search. Otherwise, it looks like the same old Safari to me.
  12. I don't use it

    I've always found Safari to be a buggy, feature-poor browser. I downloaded the beta and found nothing to change that assessment.

    There are far too many sites and functions that Safari has trouble with. I use Firefox.

  13. I would like to try Safari 3.0 but not until I can get rid of the brushed aluminum background--it's too hard to read the print. I like the cleaner, clearer look I get with safaricon and iriduim. Hopefully Apple will have the final version available with downloadable themes like firefox already has.
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