In a swift, yet smart move to garner browser market share and to counter the rise of Firefox, Apple has release the Safari web browser for Windows XP and Vista. Apple claims that Safari is the fastest browser on any platform, upto 2 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and upto 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2.
Safari 3 has a pretty elegant interface, unlike any other browser Safari doesn’t have a status bar, but instead a blue progress bar fills the address bar as the page loads. Safari has a feature called Private Browsing; by enabling Private Browsing, Safari won’t store your history, cookies or Google search history. (Similar to Stealther Firefox Extension).
They’ve put up a neat comparison chart which compares Safari 3 with Firefox 2, Internet Explorer 7 and Opera 9. It seems like Opera has lost its spot as the fastest browser to Safari 3 beta. I was able to install Safari 3 on my laptop (running on Vista) without any troubles.