Safari 3.1 goes final!

Windows Safari Browser version 3.1 has now gone final! I’ve been using the version 3.0.4 beta + its nightly build for a while now and I’m so happy that Apple has finally released the final version.

What’s new?

From Apple’s claim:

In addition to loading web pages 1.9 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and 1.7 times faster than FireFox 2, Safari 3.1 runs JavaScript up to six times faster than other browsers

Well from my experience in using Safari 3.1, it’s more robust than before, more stable, smoother, and faster than ever! I haven’t checked the JavaScript part as I’m not too sure on how to check it or whether it is a worth to check :)

I was having a problem before when my Vista gave me a blue screen when I asked it to go to Sleep mode. Safari was opened and since then I wasn’t able to run Safari anymore. Not even with an uninstall or reinstall. It always gave me an error message: “Safari cannot open a browser window and may be missing important resources. Try installing Safari again.”

Well it seems that the problem is fixed in version 3.1 final. I can now reinstall Safari and use it again.

I still notice though that sometimes it freezes for some seconds before I can start browsing using the browser again. I’m not sure why, though. It doesn’t happen often but can be a pain in the butt.

Safari 3.1 never crashes on me, so it’s a plus, except for the occasional a few seconds of freeze on certain times.

What’s not new?

Same font rendering, in which people love and hate. I love the font rendering and that is the main reason why I’m using Safari to browse around. It’s easier on the eyes especially when I’m reading articles or news.

Same stupid confirmation window:

Notice anything wrong with the Yes and No button positioning?

Still no new Tab button on the toolbar (so you have to use CTRL-T or go through the menu bar)


Apart from that, feel free to give Safari a brand new try @ Apple Safari webpage.

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