Safari 4 Developer Preview... hella fast!

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  1. Gomi

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    I've been testing out Safari 4 Developer Preview on my Mac, and I've been literally scraping my jaw off the floor every single time I use it. It is, hands down, the fastest Mac browser ever created! The upgraded WebKit engine blows away Firefox 3's Gecko engine and even puts to shame the already speedy performance of Safari 3.1.

    Page rendering is dramatically improved. Using Plurk, which chokes Camino/Firefox, is nearly instantaneous on Safari 4. It also now gets a perfect score on the CSS Acid Test 2. Now it's hard for me to go back to Camino/Safari 3 :(

    To preview Safari 4,

    1. Go to the Apple Developer Connection
    2. Click on the ADC Member Site link at the top right of the page
    3. Enter your existing Apple ID (or if you don't have one, sign up for a free Apple ID)
    4. Upon logging in, click on the Downloads page
    5. You'll find the "Safari" link on the right-side menu

    There are versions available for Leopard, Tiger, and Windows XP/Vista. Installing Safari 4 will overwrite Safari v3.x on your system. Don't worry, there's an included uninstaller just in case you want to revert back. Installation is painless, but the required restart will be unusually long. Don't panic.

    Launch and have fun! :cool:

    WARNING: The software described in this thread is in BETA and not yet officially available for public consumption. As such, do not install this application on your computer if you are worried that it might cause random problems with your system. You've been warned, proceed at your own risk!
     
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    Might try this one and this could bring back my love for Safari.
     
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    Yeah.. I've been testing it out for a while too.. It's really fast.. 100/100 acid test!
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up! Downloading now... :)
     

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