Safari 4 now useful

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Safari 4 promised a good leap forward when it was presented. But in my daily practice on my MBP it froze a couple times a day, taking my whole MBP down with it, and required a hard restart. Very uncharacteristic for a major Apple app. In fact unacceptable. And too much of a hassle for me, so I went back to using Firefox.



This last Safari 4 update seems to have cured that 'freezing' bug, though (it was a Java prob, afaik). I've been using Safari 4 ever since, and enjoyed its snappiness!



Now going to install it on my iMacs as the default browser too.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    aizmovaizmov Posts: 987member
    I remember Safari 3 only got usable after 3.1, in comparison Safari 4 is doing much better
  • Reply 2 of 11
    taurontauron Posts: 911member
    The wort it did to me was twice a day need to relaunch it. Now it has gone back to being the best browser in the world.
  • Reply 3 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hassena View Post


    we have great choices for Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome and the list goes on.



    No, "we" don't. There is no Chrome for OSX.



    But luckily Safari4 has been debugged since my O.P. and seems to not freeze my machine anymore. So I've actually gone back from Firefox to using Safari again as my default browser.



    Back in my day, though (yes, I am an old coot), we used to debug applications before releasing them on the market...!
  • Reply 4 of 11
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rokcet Scientist View Post


    ... There is no Chrome for OSX.



    ...



    Uh-h-h-h, yes, there is.
  • Reply 5 of 11
    piotpiot Posts: 1,346member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hassena View Post


    we have great choices for Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome and the list goes on. Each browser comes with its own set of advantages and features and one of the greatest benefits of Firefox has been the ability to fully customize it through the use of plugins and add-ons. LINKS DELETED This feature is especially important for those of you using Mac OS X, when deciding whether to pick one of the two heavyweights: Firefox or Safari.



    Your reply is a copy/paste job and your links are completely off topic.

    So what does that make you?



    Reported!
  • Reply 6 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hassena View Post


    we have great choices for Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome and the list goes on. Each browser comes with its own set of advantages and features and one of the greatest benefits of Firefox has been the ability to fully customize it through the use of plugins and add-ons. Mauritius Holiday hot air balloon gift This feature is especially important for those of you using Mac OS X, when deciding whether to pick one of the two heavyweights: Firefox or Safari.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. Me View Post


    Uh-h-h-h, yes, there is.



    You missed an opportunity to look smart, my friend.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,101member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rokcet Scientist View Post


    You missed an opportunity to look smart, my friend.



    Let's hope you're not a Rokcet Scientologist.



    http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/mac.html
  • Reply 8 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post


    Let's hope you're not a Rokcet Scientologist.



    http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/mac.html



    At least one who can read, which you can't be accused of.



    THERE IS NO CHROME FOR OSX!

    Google have announced it, but it ain't there (yet).
  • Reply 9 of 11
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rokcet Scientist View Post


    At least one who can read, which you can't be accused of.



    THERE IS NO CHROME FOR OSX!

    Google have announced it, but it ain't there (yet).



    It would be just a little easier to believe you if I didn't have it installed on my MacBook Pro.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    Running Chrome 3.0.197.12 on 10.5.8 here. Flash support finally enabled but still super buggy.
  • Reply 11 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rokcet Scientist View Post


    At least one who can read, which you can't be accused of.



    THERE IS NO CHROME FOR OSX!

    Google have announced it, but it ain't there (yet).



    It's truly difficult for us all to swallow our pride from time to time.



    Developer builds have been available for some time.
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