The windows installable is around 8MB. The Browser setup optionally installs the following components:
- Bonjour Networking Service
- Apple Update Software
According to Apple,Â Safari loads pages up to 2 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2.
One of the unique feature in Safari is Private Browsing; a mode in which no record of information about the user’s web activity is retained. The option can be enabled from the “Edit” Menu.
Note that the download is Alpha release and not even a Beta. Just with 5 tabs open in the browser, Safari almost gobbled around 140MB of memory on my system. Also when I opened few secure sites, Safari crashed and worse , there is no option to restore the crashed session.
I dumped Internet Explorer long back and have been a fan of Firefox since then. Flock did try to take me away from Firefox, but it failed due to various reasons.
Safari looks like a good alternative to Firefox and probably will switchÂ once a stable release is availableÂ :).
Will you switch to Safari ?