Apple announces Safari for Windows

Steve JobsApple has done it. A test version of Safari 3 for Windows XP, Vista, and Apple Macs running OS X is now available for download from the Apple Web site.

Apple is dreaming big and wanted to expand the 4.9% market share that Safari currently enjoys, says chief executive Steve Jobs at Apple's 2007 Worldwide Developers Conference.

From BBC News report Apple announces Windows browser:

He [Mr. Jobs] said Safari was "the fastest browser on Windows," saying it was twice as fast as Internet Explorer.

According to Mr. Jobs: "We think Windows users are going to be really impressed when they see how fast and intuitive Web browsing can be with Safari."

See the TechRepublic exclusive photo gallery: Safari 3.0 Beta For Windows: The Right Tool for the Job?

Do you think the landscape will shift significantly with the entrance of Safari for Windows? For the Web development folks, does this represent yet another browser to test against, or do you see it as an easier way to access Safari without having to physically access a Mac? Join the discussion.


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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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