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  • Apple Releases Safari 5 With Extensions for PC/MAC


    It seems Apple wasn't quite done with their announcements after the KeyNote presentation today. A press release posted by Apple announced the release of Safari 5 earlier today, which is now available for download on both the Mac and PC. This new version brings TONS of updates and new features such as Safari Reader.

    Apple today released Safari 5, the latest version of the world's fastest and most innovative web browser, featuring the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the web without distraction, a 30 percent performance increase over Safari 4,* and the ability to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing as the search service powering Safari's search field. Available for both Mac and Windows, Safari 5 includes improved developer tools and supports more than a dozen new HTML5 technologies that allow web developers to create rich, dynamic websites. With Safari 5, developers can now create secure Safari Extensions to customize and enhance the browsing experience.



    Safari Reader
    Safari Reader removes annoying ads and other visual distractions from online articles. So you get the whole story and nothing but the story. It works like this: As you browse the web, Safari detects if you’re on a web page with an article. Click the Reader icon in the Smart Address Field, and the article appears instantly in one continuous, clutter-free view. You see every page of the article — whether two or twenty. Onscreen controls let you email, print, and zoom. Change the size of the text, and Safari remembers it the next time you view an article in Safari Reader.

    Improved JavaScript Performance
    The world’s fastest web browser gets an engine upgrade. Enhancements to the Nitro Engine in Safari 5 mean you experience web browsing at greater speeds than before. Powered by the Nitro JavaScript engine, Safari 5 on the Mac runs JavaScript 30 percent faster than Safari 4, 3 percent faster than Chrome 5.0, and over twice as fast as Firefox 3.6.

    HTML 5 Features
    Web standards are the future of the Internet. The world’s most innovative browser, Safari continues to lead the way in support for HTML5. Safari 5 supports over a dozen new HTML5 features that allow developers to create interactive content and media experiences that work right in the browser — without the need for third-party plug-ins. Other new HTML5 features in Safari 5 include HTML5 Geolocation, HTML5 sectioning elements, HTML5 draggable attribute, HTML5 forms validation, HTML5 Ruby, HTML5 AJAX History, EventSource and WebSocket.

    Safari Developer Program
    If you know how to develop web pages, then you already know how to make extensions for Safari. And help with putting it all together is built right in. It’s called Extension Builder, and it makes it simple to package your extension for distribution and installation. Instead of manually entering your scripts, menu items, stylesheets, and commands in a complicated text file, you can select your extension resources visually in a template that’s as easy to fill out as a form. You can also use the built-in Web Inspector to design, debug, and optimize your extension, just as you would a website.

    Safari 5 is available for download today, RIGHT NOW!

    Apple - Safari - Browse the web in smarter, more powerful ways.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Releases Safari 5 With Extensions for PC/MAC started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Turb02's Avatar
      Turb02 -
      This update is what ive been waiting for. It fixes CAC login for the military folks onto https sites. No more Firefox and CoolKey 'fix".
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Safari is running faster than Chrome on my MacBook. But on Windows I used to use Safari anyways and I only got to use Chrome on beta before getting my MacBook and it was still slower but I'm sure it's faster than safari now... on PC I mean.
    1. niqolas619's Avatar
      niqolas619 -
      Does anyone else on here use the keywurl plugin for Safari? It's the one that lets you use the address bar as the search box - like on firefox.

      Every time there's an update on Safari, I have to wait around for people to post how to get keywurl working on it. I'm all for the speed upgrade claims on here, but I don't wanna mess up my menu bar searching.
    1. Zaurik's Avatar
      Zaurik -
      I'm still disappointed at the fact that safari is a memory hogging browser, even more than Firefox. I installed this on Win 7 a few mins and loaded the Yahoo page.... Safari was using ~128,000K of memory!
    1. jeditrebs's Avatar
      jeditrebs -
      I loaded Safari 5 this morning on my MacBook Pro and it's been crashing on me all day! Really starting to annoy now!
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      I think the OP's should put FIRST at the end of their articles, since they actually are the first And I wish there was Safari for Ubuntu. Lol I would still probably prefer Chrome though
    1. ceris7356's Avatar
      ceris7356 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
      Using it now... It does seem speedier.
      Not to me Safari 4 was faster for me...
    1. bingbang's Avatar
      bingbang -
      No Safari5 for me Tiger doesn't get support.

      I'll stick to Opera