Safari 5 for Windows 7

It seems like there are a million different browsers out there and I feel like I’ve tried almost half of them. Some are shockingly fast and some are show; some have a clean, simple interface and some are cluttered; some are extendable and some, not so much. Those exist that are as adamant about their browser as they are there OS, which isn’t a bad thing when one considers that the browser is essentially a gateway to the world via the internet. And we all know how dangerous the internet can be if one doesn’t browse safely and take precautions.

I’ve noted before that I’m predominately an IE8 user because I like the interface and security and because I feel it is tied in closest with Windows 7. Chrome is also a favorite because of their minimalist UI and speed. Apple’s Safari is down there on my list when using Windows 7, but usually my browser of choice when using a Mac, which isn’t often.

Post WWDC keynote for the iPhone 4, Apple released their brand new Safari version 5. They’ve added some improvements and new features and this version is supposed to be faster than before. Here is a list of features and improvements:

Reader

Perhaps my favorite feature in Safari 5 is the reader view. Basically, when you visit a webpage with an article, there will be a Reader button that will appear in the address bar. When you click the Reader button, a reader window will hover over the open window with a text and image only copy of the article, essentially eliminating advertisements and things that can clutter. Controls for the reader let you email, print, zoom and change the size of the text.

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HTML 5

We’ve all heard Apple standing on their soapbox preaching their version of what web standards should be and this new Safari is no exception. They have improved support for the HTML 5 standard without the need for third-party plug-ins. Here is a page which lets you play with HTML 5 demos for the new browser.

Performance

Apple has included the Nitro JavaScript engine which is supposed to help with increasing performance on the PC and especially on the Mac. While I haven’t run any specific tests, Safari still is a tad behind Chrome in performance and speed and my experience on the Mac is actually slower than before. This could be Safari 5 or maybe just a coincidence. Safari 5 has also added hardware acceleration for Windows PC’s.

Bing!

Like the coming iPhone 4, Apple has added Bing search to their new browser.

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Misc.

Safari has also added features like: A “smarter” address field bar, tabs settings, DNS prefetching, improved caching and an improved web inspector. Safari 5 has also added multiple thumbnail support for the Windows 7 taskbar, but still no jumplist support.

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If you don’t have a weird phobia of visiting Apple’s website, you can navigate through all the “magical”, “revolutionary” objects on their page and download Safari 5 here.

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7 Responses to Safari 5 for Windows 7

  1. Anonymous June 11, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    You forgot Safari Extensions.

    http://safariextensions.tumblr.com/

  2. Josh June 12, 2010 at 4:34 am #

    All fine about Safari 5; I’m more interested in the theme you are using. :D

    Where did you get the theme (the one that appears in the last screenshot of the post) from ?

    • Jason June 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

      I believe I found the wallpaper on Interfacelift.com and I’m just using the normal glass setting in Aero.

  3. Admin_RobertCity June 12, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    One argument about your IE8 with Windows. Yes, it may integrate with the OS well. But if you happen to get a virus (even if you are the safest person in the world), it can attack your whole computer because IE8 connects to Windows.

  4. Boster27 June 12, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    I love that wallpaper!! Where did you get it?

    • Jason June 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

      I believe I found it on Interfacelift.com, but if you do a Google image search for “travel_0022″, you’ll also find it, but in a smaller resolution.

  5. Martin187 August 9, 2011 at 10:57 am #

     I use “Safari 5″ on Windows7, and do not understand where to find a fucking place I will email the symbol “@” “CTRL + ALT +5″ no “@” sign, place So where the devil is it???? Thanks in advance!

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