: Get Safari 4



Jesda
06-13-09, 04:24 PM
Its freaking QUICK.

http://www.apple.com/safari/

gary88
06-13-09, 04:31 PM
I used the beta for a few months and got the official release about 20 minutes after it was it released. I give it two :thumbsup::thumbsup:

ryannel2003
06-13-09, 04:33 PM
I've had it since it was released on Monday. Quite an improvement; I also wouldn't mind picking up one of the new 13" MacBook Pro's soon. It's a steal at $1200.

Rolex
06-13-09, 05:12 PM
My little Macbook didn't give me much choice, but I like it. :)

AMGoff
06-13-09, 06:29 PM
Its freaking QUICK.

http://www.apple.com/safari/

It's quick indeed... I've had the beta installed next to v3.x for the past few months. Safari's always been one of the faster browsers out there and Safari 4 offers a noticeable improvement over v3.x. I know there are many out there who absolutely swear by FireFox and will use nothing else, but I've never really understood why - I suppose it must be because of all the plugins and customizability. While there are a handful of sites that I need to use FF with, personally, I don't really use any sort of plugins except for Flip4Mac and I've always found FF to just be too damn slow and clunky... I'd much rather fast, nimble browser that's more than capable in displaying 98% of the pages out there.


I also wouldn't mind picking up one of the new 13" MacBook Pro's soon. It's a steal at $1200.

Ugh... Don't even get me started. After having just bought a unibody MacBook, Apple now goes and pulls this 13" MBP shite.

I don't necessarily care about the slightly extra MHz since it still runs on the same bus, uses the same DDR3 memory and nvidia graphics... As well as the same LED-lit screen. Even though more speed is always nice, the fact remains that for notebook use, a minimum of a 2GHz Core2 Duo is more than enough horsepower for 99% of the population... Anything extra is simply gravy. I also couldn't give two craps about the new SD card reader either.

What really pisses me off though (other than the $100 price drop) is the inclusion of the FW800 port. That's the only thing I've been missing from my 15" PowerBook... It figures that right after I finally replace the PB with the new unibody MacBook, they go and upgrade it with the one thing I really missed and wanted on the machine.

Typical Apple...

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-14-09, 01:15 AM
Jesda, I shall take no more recommendations from you. I saw the movie "Up" the other day with my little cousin, very disappointing.

BTW, I am in St. Louis right now but I have no time to stop by. Maybe some other time.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-14-09, 10:58 AM
I'm on Safari 4 now. LOVE it. My favorite feature is how the home screen allows you to see all your most visited websites at once.

caddycruiser
06-14-09, 11:12 AM
After getting my iPhone, I've been more into Apple stuff somewhat and did download Safari 4 as soon as I could.

Very fast, yes, and I do think it looks cool, but like other browsers, the thing I always run into is the clunky layout and how non-intuitive and simple bookmarking, tabbing, etc. and everything is vs. the Mozilla that I'm used to. I try to use everything and give it a shot and still definitely like it (using it right now), but really, still nothing has the layout simplicity and clearness of Firefox even if it's a pig. Different people, different browsers. Works for me. Have the same issues with Google Chrome which oddly seems almost exactly like Safari in large ways.

That, and again as with past versions of Safari, unless I'm not setting something up correctly, from time to time pages do not load correctly, or are non-current "same as last time I loaded" and need to be refreshed. Had it crash (and give me a crash message) once or twice already too.

Jesda
06-14-09, 03:38 PM
Jesda, I shall take no more recommendations from you. I saw the movie "Up" the other day with my little cousin, very disappointing.

You're clearly a monster.

tman2093
06-14-09, 03:58 PM
I'm on Safari 4 now. LOVE it. My favorite feature is how the home screen allows you to see all your most visited websites at once.

Opera has been doing that for at least a year with speed dial. Firefox got an extension not too long after that too.

c5 rv
06-15-09, 10:47 PM
Safari 4 just downloaded to my Mac. CF is now even faster on the Mac than on my PC.

Lord Cadillac
06-17-09, 11:49 AM
I use Safari as well. Been doing so since 3.0.. It's a great, fast browser - more so that Firefox...

Playdrv4me
06-17-09, 12:48 PM
FW800 port.

Wait... wait.

Apple is embracing FW again? I was pretty miffed when they dropped FW support from the Ipod lineup and haven't been following the machines too closely since along time ago.

But... a 1200.00 MBP with FW is pretty freakin awesome.

gdwriter
06-17-09, 12:54 PM
I haven't noticed much of a speed difference between Safari and Firefox. Also, it doesn't display the image when I include it in a post as I'm writing, nor does it include smilies correctly unless I use :nameofsmilie: Minor inconveniences, but inconvenient nonetheless. I also like how I can set Firefox to remember my passwords. Since I'm the only one who uses my computer and any financial sites I use don't allow saved passwords, I don't worry about it being a security issue.

BTW, if anybody knows how to change the settings in Safari to take care of any of these issues, let me know.

dwight.j.carter
06-19-09, 10:27 AM
Is it faster than chrome and is it as fast on a pc application ?

Jesda
06-19-09, 10:48 PM
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AMGoff
06-20-09, 07:27 PM
Wait... wait.

Apple is embracing FW again? I was pretty miffed when they dropped FW support from the Ipod lineup and haven't been following the machines too closely since along time ago.

But... a 1200.00 MBP with FW is pretty freakin awesome.

It is pretty freaking awesome... just as much as it freaking pissed me off! Even when they redesigned the MacBook into its current aluminum iteration (I still consider the new 13" MBP to be just a MB FW800 or not, because for me at least, the real line between their Pro and Consumer models is the inclusion of dedicated graphics)... The $999 basic, white polycarbonate MacBook still had a FW400 port (and still does). However, at the time, I justified the tradeoff for the lighter, sleeker, sturdier design... Faster CPU, system bus, and DDR3 memory... LED backlight and nvidia graphics... and backlit keyboard for the FW port.

Then in typical Apple fashion, right after I decided to retire my 15" PB and take the plunge with the aluminum MB, they went and slapped the "Pro" on to the unibody 13-inchers and gave them all backlit keyboards, SD card slots (which I still couldn't care less about), and friggin' FW800 ports... All while dropping the price by a hundred bucks.

However... They did make one change on the new ones that I wouldn't have liked at all. Even though battery life is now up to 7 hours... The new "Pro's" come with a non-user replaceable battery - which is just stupid.

That would have been a deal breaker for me... As much as I miss having a FW port, there's no way I could give up a swappable battery. For as long as I've had laptops, I've always travelled with at least one fully-charged spare battery and as such... When away from a power source, I can get 8-10 hours of use with my MB.

Although that still doesn't come close to what I could get with my old "Pismo" PBG3... Which could use an extra battery in its expansion bay. For the last year or two that I had it in active service after high-capacity batteries came out for it... With both bays loaded and a set of spares, I could get nearly 30 hours of continuous use out of that bad boy.

I really, really miss that PowerBook... It's still by far, my most favorite laptop of all time.