Safari goes to the Dark Side

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Mac users have claimed for many years that they had many advantages over their less-fortunate Windows-using colleagues. We won't get into the merits of that claim right now. Among the differences was the availability of the Safari web browser. Until now, this app has been a Mac-only program.

Apple has released a public beta of a Windows version of their Safari browser. Touted as being much faster than Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera, Safari features all the stuff you would expect in a modern browser: clean interface, tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, built-in RSS support, and more.

Since it is officially a beta-level product at this point, there may be a few glitches here and there, but they are working to perfect this new offering. As of this writing, they are already up to their second release, picking up fixes to some security issues that have come up.

If you're a Windows user who likes iTunes–another formerly Mac-only program–then you may want to put on your pith helmet and go on a Safari.

Safari for Windows requires XP or Vista.

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