Safari for windows have just been announced today during the Apple WWDC conference. The new Beta is available for download free for Mac, WinXP and Vista, and will make the competition between browsers very aggressive after that IE stopped its development for mac platform. Some interesting performance numbers have been announced on the new Safari home page, according to it :
- HTML performance: Safari3 2.14 Seconds, FF2 3.67s, IE7 4.63s and Opera9 6.22s
- Application launch : Safari3 1.74 Seconds, Opera9 1.82, FF2 2.22s and IE7 2.34s
The tests have been made on a 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo-based iMac system running Windows XP Professional SP2, configured with 1GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB of VRAM. The greatest news for today, it’s just not working correctly on my winxp !
Update: Safari for windows seems to be good only as iPhone validator (for buzz words lovers). Applications running correctly on Safari will work fine on iPhone also according to Steve Jobs. Otherwise better call this a pre-alpha.