After trying out Safari for Windows, I have to agree, it's slow.
The main page took far too long to load and I found the interface a bit sluggish and clunky. I thought with the browser makeup being so basic graphically, it may be faster but I was wrong.
I have used Safari in Mac more times than I can count and it's usually very quick but not for Windows. I would easily stay with 1 of 4 other browsers I could think of off hand instead of Safari for Windows.
Maybe someone else will like this, I didn't find it very enjoyable at all to use but that's just my opinion.
Speed: 6/10. Windows or Mac shouldn't matter. But it seemed to, as Safari, while not as sluggishly slow as Internet Explorer, still seemed to take it's time to load many websites. Even Google, at times.
Performance: 6/10. The main problems were the 'thinking' before loading websites, tabs or history. It seemed to get a bit slower with the more tabs I added. It's like Firefox, where the tab processes are all bundled up into one process. Which is bad, if a tab freezes.
Customizability: 2/10. No themes that I know of. The addons seemed to have some potential, but there weren't many for Windows, and it didn't let me install any, anyway. Plus it's stuff like adblocker and mail checker, which should be standard features in my opinion.
Comfort: 3/10. Not that comfortable. It had a problem with speed, with general browsing at times, etc.
Overall: 3/10. Apple's default browser for the Mac may be fine on a Mac. But on Windows, it really was one of the worst browsing experiences I've had so far. It is only a bit better than Internet Explorer, mostly because it was able to load up websites and has an okay default theme. However, it crashed three times, took up over 800 mb of memory, and in general didn't seem to work well on my computer. Maybe someday Safari will improve, but until that happens, I'm afraid I'll have to rate Safari 3/10.
Just like iTunes and anything Apple releases, Safari sucks. Yeah that`s right, most things from Apple suck but that`s not what I`m here to talk about. The way I feel about Google Chrome is about how I feel about Safari. Just like iTunes, it takes forever to install but at least it doesn`t install a bunch of services and startup entries without your permission. Also the install file is bloated. I prefer Internet Explorer if that wasn`t obvious in my other browser reviews and what makes Safari suck more is no navigation history for the back and forward buttons. I did hear if you right-click the back or forward buttons it will bring up the navigation history but this only applies to Firefox 4 and Google Chrome. What it comes down to is Safari is the worst of the popular browsers, according to W3Schools when it comes to what the popular browsers are.
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