Apple tweaks Safari for Windows
Apple has released an update for Safari 3, addressing security vulnerabilities in both the Mac and Windows versions of the web browser.
Safari 3.0.2 improves stability on both platforms, with the Windows update including fixes for text display, non-English systems, and start-up times.
In PC Pro’s preview, our online expert Davey Winder praised Safari for its speed but criticised its stability, the handling of fonts and its non-standard way of working – for example, pressing Ctrl+Tab doesn’t cycle through the open tabs.
So does this new release solve these problems?
“It has patched some of the more serious security flaws, notably the code-injection vulnerability, and done so with commendable speed,” says Davey.
“However, the basic problems with the interface remain – fuzzy fonts and non-Windows-like window handling, for instance.”
Safari for Windows is still in beta, so more holes are likely to surface and the browser should continue to improve. For the moment, PC Pro still doesn’t believe it’s likely to challenge Firefox as the “alternative” browser of choice.