In case you missed the news from any one of a thousand different news outlets, fan sites or blogs… Apple has released their Safari browser for Windows. Honestly, I can’t imagine why anyone on Windows would care, but I’m glad to see it released. Apple has a cache that most companies don’t have, so heck, anything that makes people aware that they are using a browser is good as far as I’m concerned - I still get surprised by people who have not even heard of Firefox before. Mind you, these are usually the same people who, when asked if they’ve heard of Netscape, nod absently. I guess its nice that developers on Windows can test out their work without buying a Mac (or begging me for more screenshots… you know who you are!).
Even now that I’m on a Mac, I find myself going to Firefox at least 90% of the time. In truth, I can’t live without Firebug or the Web Developer extension. Heck, even colorzilla has a special place in my heart! So now I start the process of hoping that Apple makes it as good on Windows as it is on a Mac.
As a sidenote, the Safari page is beautiful. Check out the “12 reasons you’ll love Safari” list on the bottom. Brilliant use of Scriptaculous if I do say so. Note to self… steal that idea….
Found an interesting article on Apple’s website. It seems they recommend you calibrate your Mac’s battery. I’m giving it a shot right now, although I can’t imagine I’ll notice a difference… makes me wish I had read that before I’ve been on this thing for 8 hours a day.
Also read that your Mac does not want to be “optimized” by which they basically mean defragmented. Fun times.
Oh yes, and cool kids keep their docks on the left (or right… currently its left ;) ).