I have heard some good things about Safari for Windows, so I am going to try it out. And since they are pushing it with the new version of iTunes (not quite as heavy handed as the push out to Mac users – I had a choice to decline it), I figured what the heck.
The first load was pretty slow, but that is to be expected the first time it comes up on a new system. It loaded much quicker the second time around. I’ll play around and let you know what I think later on.
Update. I said later, but here are a couple of thoughts / impressions right now:
- The load status of webpages is in the address bar, which is different for me (maybe that is standard for Mac users).
- Intense Debate (the new blog comment system that I am beta testing) seems to work fine with it. Intense Debate also works great with Firefox on my system, but IE seems to choke on it quite a bit.
- The fonts seem to be a tad hazy. Not as crisp maybe
- iGoogle looks pretty good on it
- The redlines under suspected misspelled words is much more noticeable
- I still like IE7′s new tab feature rather than needing to hit CTRL-T
- I don’t like that there is not a history arrow in the address field. Instead you have to click the history menu. Maybe that is just because I am used to it, but I like that feature on IE and Firefox
Maybe some more later.
OK, more: Where is the area that gives you a preview of the link you are about to click on? I can’t see where I am going!! Oops… OK, found it. You have to choose View > Show Status Bar. This is becoming more like a twit post than a blog post.