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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by superserge, Dec 23, 2008.
is that a good innernet browser? some kind of Apple browser I just downloaded but god knows why
For reasons I can't put my finger on it makes pages look somehow prettier than other browsers... I think it has nicer font rendering and layout, and the way it draws widgets... but there's no reason to use it over Firefox.
edit -- if you look at photographs a lot it's better since it supports all that colour balancing stuff
theres no reason to use it over firefox on anything other than Mac OS X.
no reason to use it on osx either
I thought so
It's definitely not shit. From a technical POV its rendering engine is slightly ahead of Firefox, both in terms of speed and standards-compliance/support (and of course miles ahead of IE)... just not enough to out-weigh the lack of extensions.
i have yet to use it on my mac, firefox all the way!
I thought this thread was going to be about lions ;_;
apple tricked me into downloading it with iTunes a while back <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
The only thing i've ever actually used it for is to check whether firefox was broken or whether it was the website itself.
It's what I use on my mac simply because I like it enough that I can't be bothered downloading firefox. If I had a PC I'd choose firefox over it though, but there's really nothing wrong with it.
safari is all I use
...oh yeah it plays animated gifs like shit which sucks for like YTMNDs
Lol I'm on Safari now... Sc. net looks really pretty now <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
But you're right, feuerfuchs is faster.
Safari used to have a really slow scripting engine; which I think is still in the current shipping version. But if you download one of the nightly builds, which has the new engine which will be in the Safari 4 release, it's just as fast as the latest Firefox dev builds (will ship with 3.1), and they're both faster than Chrome which is the current fastest shipping browser.
I don't know why I know all this <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/confused.gif"></A>
edit -- the Safari dev' builds are also the most standards-compliant along with the current Opera dev builds (both score 100% on Acid 3: http://acid3.acidtests.org/ ). The current Firefox 3.1 beta 2 (which I'm using now) only scores 93/100.
edit2 -- the best any IE testing version - 8.0 beta 2 - does is 21/100 <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid3 ...7.0 chokes out at 14/100 haha
At least IE8 finally passes the Acid2 test... Safari was the first browser to back in 2005: http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/acid/
If you use any sort of apple peripheral like a touch or an iPhone Safari is nice because all of your bookmarks and shit carry over really well. Since I don't really use any extensions in firefox (other than the IE rendering one), I've started using safari and kinda dig it.
Google chrome is better