It’s true. Apple socks Microsoft’s slow, hackable, klunky, bug-ridden, insecure (insert additional expletives here) browser with a blazingly fast new build of Safari, Apple’s RSS-friendly web browser that comes bundled with OSX.
I’ve downloaded it and the beta looks pretty darn promising, it even has that Apple-esque style (ala iTunes/QuickTime look and feel.)
It looks pretty promising.
Even more so promising is that they plan on releasing this new bad boy on their own Leopard (Mac OSX 10.5), which may give Firefox a run for its money.. Most of us OSX die-hards use Firefox because #1 IE hasn’t been updated since Mac OS 9.x days, and #2 the earlier builds of Safari are just painfully slowwwwwww.
But don’t just take my word for it, go try it yourself. You can download the beta version here:
More info on this whole thing is available from the usual sources, like Apple Insider.