Safari beta now for Windows

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  1. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    What i meant is when Safari initializes the quicktime plug-in to display movies this is what happens.
     
  2. llerenaprincipe

    llerenaprincipe Ancient Guru

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    mhm

    i checked again and its now using 220k :p
    firefox tops at 50k :p
    weird
     
  3. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    hey my ff eats more than 50k..ATM its at 106k..is there something wrong with my FF?
     
  4. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    Yea, I'm sure there will be heaps of problems to come, it is a Beta, and a very first too, being on Windows.

    So I'd expect quite a few bugs and hiccups along the way.

    There's already people finding flaws and bugs for it, which is stupid considering this is the first beta and it's hugely new, of course there's going to be bugs.
     

  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Ancient Guru

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    Downloading now, it's about time Apple released this for PC as it will hopefully be a decent alternative to IE as Itunes is to WMP.
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Ancient Guru

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    Seems quite nice to me and is faster than IE, there are a few bugs (obviosly) but it's running better than expected.
     
  7. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    Already reported 3 bugs to apple so lets hope they fix them.
     
  8. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    No, its perfetcly fine to have this much mem used when you start using tab adn youtube etc. As its trying to cache the pages in the ram which is slightly faster than say your harddisc. (correct me if im wrong).

    Im going to be open minded about this... so we'll see.

    EDIT:
    I have one problem with it, the need to install Quicktime. Some pages are drawn differently, but the speed is not bad, it does an IE7 where is waits a little then renders which is what good browsers should do IMO.
     
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  9. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    You just select the non-quicktime version when you DL it off their site?

    Comes with both options.
     
  10. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    lol, OMG im sure i didnt see that, lol.

    thanks.
     

  11. David16k

    David16k Ancient Guru

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    I've tested Safari and Opera on a lot of websites and Opera definately is the faster one. It seems like Safari is searching or waiting for something when loading a page. It's just not as responsive as Opera.
     
  12. lillelj

    lillelj Maha Guru

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    Yeah, i like it.

    Is it that much faster, mmm... marginal i would say.

    But i prefer it to other browsers. One thing that makes me biased towards safari and opera is the fact that they are erm, how to put it...simplistic/minimalistic/ (but in a good way) not piled with crap i would never use. Just a nice simple/small bar at the top.
    You know the feature that finishes off the word/web address for you automatically?
    well i find that it is allot more 'polished' in safari than other browsers with similar systems, it actually works well in safari.

    So yeah, pretty good.
    But having issues with it never saving my passwords properly.

    *edit: actually i change my mind, it is (for me anyway) quite a bit quicker when i compare it with FF/opera now. "snappy" was the word i think that was used by someone earlier.
     
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    I'll give it a spin. Hopefully isn't not crapware like how quicktime has become.
     
  14. llerenaprincipe

    llerenaprincipe Ancient Guru

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    i like the quicktime itunes and grey boldy look very much
    :p

    i think i'll use safari for everything now
     
  15. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    Hate it. The text looks retarded, people claim its the way text is meant to look but honestly...:/
     

  16. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    Yea, it uses it's own rendering for text, which I think are 1000x better than Cleartype, Cleartype is rubbish I recon, it's like it spaces the letters further apart.

    Ugh.

    I like it, using it on Mac atm, and tested at home on Windows, not bad, still a few little quirks, but looks like I'm switching browsers.
     
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    i like apple in general especially the OSX theme im using from 3 years on my pc :D im going to give Safari a try.

    edit : lol downloaded in 6 seconds flat. :D
     
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    holy f********

    this thing is FAST!!! and works beautiful with Guru3d forums, looks like a Firefox ripoff only its truly faster, looks great on my OSX Theme too :D
    what im concerned about is security though, how secure is this compared to Firefox or Opera?

    damn the font smoothing thing really made a huge difference and things look superb here.

    [​IMG]
     
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    llerenaprincipe Ancient Guru

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    Well it appears my safari is ****ing up. As seen in this image:
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    Any ideas?
     

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