News: Apple Safari 3 For XP, Vista, PC -With Quicktime

Apple Logo Safari 

If you haven’t heard the news Apple has released it’s award winning Safari Web Browser for use on PCs.  What is the world coming to?  Here are the Windows requirements:

Windows Requirements

  • Windows XP or Vista
  • At least 256MB of RAM
  • 500Mhz Pentium-class processor or better

I downloaded the 28.1 meg file in less than a minute thanks to Apple’s fast servers. Installation took about 7 minutes on my 2.5 gHz Vaio. As soon as it installed it downloaded an additional security update.

I am looking forward to testing it in the next few weeks. I’ll let you know what I find in an upcoming post.

Here are some of the features as listed at Apple’s Site:

  1. Blazing Performance2x FasterSafari is the fastest web browser on any platform.
  2. Elegant User InterfaceSafari’s clean look lets you focus on the web — not your browser.
  3. Easy BookmarksOrganize your bookmarks just like you organize music in iTunes.
  4. Pop-up BlockingSay goodbye to annoying pop-up ads and pop-under windows.
  5. Inline FindSearch any text on any website with the integrated Find banner.
  6. Tabbed BrowsingTabsOpen and switch between multiple web pages in a single window.
  7. SnapBackSnapbackInstantly snap back to search results or the top level of a website.
  8. Forms AutoFillLet Safari complete online forms for you, automatically and securely.
  9. RSSBuilt-in RSSRSS tells you when new content is added to your favorite sites.
  10. Resizable Text FieldsResize text fields on any website: Just grab the corner and drag.
  11. Private BrowsingKeep your online activities private with a single click.
  12. SecuritySecurityApple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one.

Direct Link to Download(s):

For plugins like java, windows media player, real player and more use this link:

Is anyone using this already (on a PC)? What are your thoughts?


[tags] apple, pc, apple safari, safari, xp, vista, free, quicktime [/tags]

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website