Browser Wars! Firefox Vs Safari

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Trever

I know that i will get hammered for this but i just downloaded the safari browser and i will try it but i have to say that IT is SLOW when opening my web pages and i do not have a crap puter eathier I DK i will try it but i never liked FF eathier i am a IE man so far but will try this.

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willsmith

If you want to try out Firefox 3, but use extensions that aren't compatible yet and don't want to mess up your Firefox 2 profile, download Portable Firefox 3 Beta 4.

If you use plugins that don't tightly integrate with stuff that changed with FF3, you can try using the Nightly Tester Tools Extension, which lets you try forcing extensions to work. FF3 made big changes to a lot of stuff, so forcing a FF2 extension to work with FF3 could break things in a bad way.

Finally, if you install FF3 and want to go back to FF2, you can. Just uninstall FF3, then set IE to be your default browser in the Choose Default Apps control panel. Then, reboot the PC and set FF to be your default app again. That will reset any file association problems you have.

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statewd

Mozilla CEO criticized Apple for putting the Safari browser in the "Apple Software Update". He called it wrong and denounced Apple for doing this. "This is wrong, and borders on malware distribution practices." Read more on the fight of words:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,143752/article.html?tk=nl_dnxnws

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Shalbatana

One shouldn't encourage apple.

There's no time like the future.

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oihorse

If their Safari manages to force or inspire the existing players to make better browsers... well we win.

With Safari leading the way in the Acid Test and always being the proverbial thorn in MS's side, perhaps it'll force MS's hand in making IE a little more compliant.

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sdcat

Another browser war, is apple's Safari safe enough to be used in conjunction with MS platform when browsing internet, especially after knowing OSX/itune/quick time had more bugs and issues than windows' last year? I guess the real question would probably be, is apple's Safari really up to the internet users(of varieties) challenge?

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Marcus_Soperus

This website: http://www.michaelaulia.com/blogs/2008/03/safari-31-goes-final.html
has some good commentary on Safari 3.1's features and how it compares to Firefox and IE.

This website: http://www.blognotes.in/2008/03/19/apple-safari-31-world%E2%80%99s-fastest-browser/
has a list of features and example screenshots (might be culled from an Apple PR piece). Rendering speed and Javascript speed are two important benefits that Safari 3.1 offers over other browsers.

I think it's worth a try. We'll post reports of significant bugs or security problems in new blog entries when/if they show up.
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