Safari is an alternative web browser developed by Apple. Not only is it available for Apple Macintosh Operating Systems, now it is available for Windows XP
and Windows Vista
. The soft operation of the browser outlasts Internet Explorer
's performance and competes with its main rival: Mozilla Firefox
. It is known to have accelerated speeds, but the most probable reason is for the memory usage for processing the receiving/sending of in-browser data.
Although in disadvantage, many other ActiveX plugins (like Microsoft Update or Windows Media Player (9 or above)) will not work. Although basic plugins (such as RealPlayer, Adobe Flash or Adobe Shockwave) are well usable.
The software for both Macs and Windows is in its Beta 3 stage and it is planned to be release or otherwise erased from existance for Windows compatibility. However, the stable releases are available for Mac OS X Operating Systems. Each distribution (on Apple's Website) can be downloaded with Quicktime or not.
And the Apple iPhone and the newest iPod Touch comes with Safari preloaded. Their connectivities are Wi-Fi (Both) and GPRS/GSM (iPhone). In those cases, iPhone and iPod Touch browsers cannot accept ActiveX plugins except their default media player inside the devices.
I've seen Safari on a Mac before, but on my Windows XP computer is just a dream come true!
Hey, didn't I see this on an iPhone too? And that Apple website said about a new iPod Touch... sounds cool! Hey wait, it has Safari too?