alorian
06-15-2007, 07:00 PM
Apple has an awesome web browser, Safari.

http://www.apple.com/safari

I like it so far.

terrasin
06-15-2007, 10:25 PM
Awesome isn't exactly the word I would use. More like generic.

CJ

DarkestRose
06-15-2007, 10:29 PM
I have computer knowledge on par with John Cooper.

Which part is the web browser?

bob
06-16-2007, 06:28 AM
I downloaded it and hated it. It loaded slower than IE. So I ditched it and went back to using Opera. Safari doesn't even come installed with an uninstall feature! I had to manually uninstall it. The layout of safari looks generic, as TerraSin pointed out, and when you edit the home page it doesn't save your preferences. Yes, I know it's a beta, but it's a crappy beta at that. I'd recommend firefox or opera over it.

alorian
06-16-2007, 08:47 PM
I've been messing with it, and, well, it loads faster, but otherwise it rather sucks.

skynes
06-17-2007, 03:11 AM
Which part is the web browser?

When you open Internet Explorer or Firefox or whatever you use to browse the internet.

That big window with the site in the middle, you got Back, Forward, Stop, Refresh and Home at the top along with an address bar.

That is a web browser.

alienyouth9292
06-17-2007, 03:55 AM
safari isn't exactly new......i used it all the time last year at school....

terrasin
06-17-2007, 12:04 PM
It's new for Windows. Previously, it was only a Mac browser.

alienyouth9292
06-17-2007, 12:30 PM
oh i understand

Lyle
06-17-2007, 12:58 PM
To be exact it is Safari 3 Beta that is out. So Safari 3 is new but not Safari itself. I recently made the switch from FF2 to Safari 3 Beta. It really works for me because of the speed. I always have lots of tabs open and Safari is way faster than even FF2 with FasterFox. Since it's a beta you should understand that it has yet to incorporate all it's features such as Spellcheck and a more comprehensive Find feature.

I Bite
06-17-2007, 07:32 PM
So I was getting all psyched cause I thought alorian was going on a safarit...I was thinking, "he better take pictures"
and then its about an internet browser.
psh.

DarkestRose
06-17-2007, 08:13 PM
When you open Internet Explorer or Firefox or whatever you use to browse the internet.

That big window with the site in the middle, you got Back, Forward, Stop, Refresh and Home at the top along with an address bar.

That is a web browser.

Thanks, Scottie. ;D

alorian
06-18-2007, 08:38 PM
Haha, sorry Stephani ;)

We could change this thread into a fundraiser to send me on a safari :D

The Lamma
06-19-2007, 11:43 AM
There are a few key factors: Safari is an Apple product previously only used for Macs. Safari for Windows is a beta. And, depending on your version of Windows and its age, it can be slower on different comps.

bob
06-19-2007, 03:23 PM
Also considering Apple is horrible at making windows complient software. *cough*iTunes*cough*

The Lamma
06-19-2007, 05:00 PM
Ehem....iTunes is great...

bob
06-19-2007, 07:50 PM
iTunes can't rip a CD properly to save its life. I don't know what you're talking about. I'm ready to get rid of the stupid thing if it wasn't for the fact that I have an iPod and all 1700 of my songs are in AAC format now. It ALWAYS screws up at least one of my songs when it rips a CD and leaves a horrible scratching sound in several spots in the track. Either that or it messes up the entire CD and puts white noise over top of the entire track.

My experience with apple software has been less than supreb. Don't even get me started on quicktime. :P

The Lamma
06-19-2007, 07:57 PM
What do you mean by ripping? You mean like uploading? It might be your drive, man. And whats wrong with QT?

terrasin
06-19-2007, 09:06 PM
iTunes is a sad excuse for a program. The only thing it's really good for is using the store. I don't like it's music playback options either. Rather use WinAmp for listening on the pc. This, of course, is not even mentioning the massive resource hog that it is. It's an extremely slow program. Other than that, I have yet to see a program that comes with an mp3 player that is decent.

The Lamma
06-20-2007, 11:36 AM
Dude! I don't know about the Windows version, but the one I have whoops butt!! Its never slowed down the computer, the playback options are good enough for me and a lot of people I know (including Windows users), and the iPod is WAAAAY better than any other MP3 players that I have touched.

cinnamonxspider
06-20-2007, 01:45 PM
i prefer firefox. not actually a huge fan of safari.

The Lamma
06-20-2007, 01:51 PM
Same here, actually. But I'd take Safari over IE any day.

bob
06-21-2007, 03:02 PM
I'd take any web browser over IE. :P Heck, I have netscape navigator as my third choice for a browser in case Opera and firefox decide to not work. IE isn't even on my computer. :P

The Lamma
06-21-2007, 03:54 PM
LOL!! I only use Opera for me Wii. I tried a Mac version once, but I have a feeling that it is way better for Windows...

I Bite
06-22-2007, 04:02 PM
Haha, sorry Stephani ;)

We could change this thread into a fundraiser to send me on a safari :D

You are forgiven. :D

but that is an idea.;)

alorian
06-23-2007, 04:04 PM
So, all in favor of this idea? Heh

I use IE 95% of the time and it works just fine.

The Lamma
06-25-2007, 01:18 PM
I still think its a total copy-cat, just like the rest of Microsoft's software... *runs away*

Punkchick_002
06-25-2007, 01:22 PM
I don't like Safari...I have an apple....and I DO NOT like it...the ONLY good thing about it is Itunes!!!!!! Thats my .10 cents!!!!

The Lamma
06-25-2007, 01:41 PM
*Flies in and drops a nuke. Flies quickly back out*

breakthesilence
06-25-2007, 02:21 PM
i like safari. the only trouble i have with it is that i can't have more than 4 tabs open or it gets super slow (doesn't help that i only have 512 MB of memory). on the other hand, with firefox, i had nearly 50 tabs going and it was just starting to get a little bit slow (the difference is how they store the memory of the tabs).

frymeskillet
06-25-2007, 02:55 PM
I've never heard of it. I use Mozilla Firefox...It works for me.

zjf
06-26-2007, 08:45 AM
I have the Safari 3 Beta on my PowerBook. It (somewhat) surprisingly has a smaller footprint on my memory space than the version that comes with OS X Tiger.

That PowerBook is a 1.5GHz G4 with 1GB of DDR 333 RAM, so it's not fast, but it has memory to compensate for some things. I find that out of all the browsers that I have on that computer (Safari, IE:Mac, Camino, FireFox, Opera), Safari or Camino work best. I usually keep both of them open doing different things. I love Safari's Private Browsing function for when I make online purchases. Since it's a laptop, the last thing I want is for someone to have open access to credit card numbers etc, but Camino works great for every day browsing too, so I use it as well.

On my Mac Pro I usually just keep Safari running. I really could care less about memory footprint on that machine. I shouldn't bottom out with 2GB of RAM. Anyways, I suppose it's personal preference.

The Lamma
06-27-2007, 02:30 PM
There was some website comparing firefox, Safari 3 beta, IE 7, and Opera, and IE and Opera were pretty much at the bottom for everything.