If you haven't heard, Apple has released the Safari browser for the Windows OS. I'm not exactly sure why we need another web browser, but I still felt compelled to check it out.
The interface is decidedly Appleish. It almost looks like one of the Netscape browsers from the mid-90's. Page loads are a little slower than Firefox, especially if there is flash content on the page.
I haven't been using this browser on a day-to-day level, so I am not qualified to review the nuances of the Safari experience. One thing I noticed right away - Safari makes text and images with jagged edges look GOOD. The fonts in Safari are smooth-tastic. Here's an example of the default Safari font up against the Firefox font. (Note that I am running Windows XP Pro).
Safari also smooths out small jagged images. Here is a 100% crop of an image that appears in an advertisement on MeanPC.
Pretty big difference, right? I was impressed.
But is it enough to make me give up Firefox? Maybe. Safari has all of the same features as Firefox, including a pop-up blocker. Has anyone switched to Safari yet?