Apple updates beta Windows Safari browser and records one million downloads


Apple announced that the Safari for Windows browser currently in beta has been downloaded over 1 million times in the first 48 hours that it was available. Safari 3 for Windows was announced during the Keynote by Steve Jobs at WWDC 2007.

Apple claims that Safari 3 is the fastest browser running on Windows, rendering web pages up to twice as fast as IE 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2, based on the industry standard iBench tests.

It did not take long after the software was made available for a number of security vulnerabilities to surface. Apple has now released version 3.0.1 to address a number of these (including a command-injection and a cross-site scripting vulnerability) but others remain unpatched (so exercise caution). The update is also available through the Apple Software Update utility for those who already installed 3.0.

The final version of Safari 3 for Windows is expected at the same time as Apple’s Leopard operating system in October.

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