Browsers

Week of Safari 4 – Summary

The Beta label can be a difficult proposition when it comes to software. Companies like Google have applied it to products that are clearly far beyond what I would categorise as a Beta release, whereas other companies who have treated it more traditionally have been criticised for releasing half baked products. It’s a difficult line […]

Week of Safari 4 – Days Four and Five, Comparisons to FireFox

So far during this Week with Safari 4, I’ve been making numerous comparisons between Safari 4 and FireFox. Bearing that in mind, I thought the mod way point in this little experiment would be a good place to pause for thought, and to consider why a comparison between the two browsers will never be fair. […]

Week of Safari 4 – Day Three, Performance and Stability

Continuing my Week with Safari 4, I thought I’d tackle one of the major selling points of this release, as well as a question many of you will be asking seeing as this product is in Beta. Performance Apple have made a big deal about the performance improvements in Safari 4 with some outrageous claims […]

Week of Safari 4 – Day Two, The Interface

It’s day two of my week with Safari 4 and after my initial impressions, I thought this would be an opportune moment to discuss the interface changes Apple have pushed out with this release. Tabs It’s difficult to discuss Safari 4 without talking about the Tab placement. Following in the footsteps of Google’s Chrome browser, […]

Week of Safari 4 – Day One, First Impressions

As I mentioned in a previous post I’m trying out the new Safari 4 Beta as my only browser for a week. I think a week is sufficient time to really try it out whilst I perform some of my most common tasks. So earlier today I installed the beta and set about my daily […]

Am I too old to change browsers?

I’ve been a FireFox fan for a long time, since well before the first v1.0 release in fact, and I’ve recommended it to friends and family at every opportunity. I loved it’s extendibility, it’s feature set, it’s usability and the fact it was freely available to anyone who wanted. More that that though, I loved […]

Google, is that you?

I’ve dusted off the cobwebs from my Parallels installation and Windows XP virtual machine so I could try out Google Chrome.  The new, hawt, browser from Google.  I’ve heard that one of the benefits of using Chrome is that Google web apps, such as GMail and Google Reader, run much faster and tend to be […]

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