Safari 3.0 Beta…for WINDOWS!

I’m writing this post in Safari 3.0 Beta for Windows XP. Yes, I kid you not — Apple has released Safari, its flagship Mac OS X browser, for Windows. It certainly doesn’t look much like a Windows app, as Apple seems to have created its own portable UI framework that it’s applying to its software for Windows now. It looks just like a Mac app, right down to using Lucida Grande for the titlebar. It even antialiases fonts like a Mac does.

In the ten minutes I’ve spent with it, it seems to be pretty fast and easy to use. The antialiasing will take some getting used to — I’m wondering if this is adjustable. Some of the fonts look pretty horrid, to be honest.

This is still amazing, though, and definitely nothing I saw coming. Good job, Apple — someone had to bring KHTML to Windows!

By Jared Smith

Jared Smith is a web developer and weather enthusiast living in Charleston, SC.