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Apple CEO Steve Jobs touted Safari 3's speed as one of its most appealing features. But in tests by Wired News, the first public beta of Safari for Windows is actually slower than both Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 when accessing Ajax-intensive web applications.

To test each browser's speed, I measured download times for the following test cases:
Time to download the login page for Google Mail
Time from login until the Google Mail index page appeared, with 50 messages, and all graphics and message status indicators
Time to launch Google Calendar and display two subscribed calendars
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so its still in beta? which means room for improvement?
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so its still in beta? which means room for improvement?
So, Apple is allowed to SAY it's faster than everything else... Even if it's not because it MIGHT BE in the future?

Sorry, but that'd get EVERYONE ELSE shot in the face with the "bad business" gun. Perhaps listening past the lies that Apple constantly spews would be smart, eh?
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I knew it... >.>

Where is Opera in the comparison?!?
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I knew it... >.>

Where is Opera in the comparison?!?
Been thinking the same thing.

But its still in Beta so you have to give it some slack. They are probably going to charge you for it on release I bet.
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14.3 seconds for the Msg page on FF2? They must of had a SLOW internet connection. Mine loads in 2-3 seconds
    
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14.3 seconds for the Msg page on FF2? They must of had a SLOW internet connection. Mine loads in 2-3 seconds
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Time from login until the Google Mail index page appeared, with 50 messages, and all graphics and message status indicators
Gmail is one of the slower pages I use. 14 sec for all that is not too far off for your average connection
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it's not great, but then this is Apple, who for years claims their PowerPC chips owned X86 stuff. Then they went Core 2 Duo, and claimed that was 2 milion times faster than the PowerPC stuff

(PS - Posting on said Safari Beta - it sucks)
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I knew it... >.>

Where is Opera in the comparison?!?
exactly what i was thinking. anybody know any browser speed comparisons as im sue opera pwns all but text based browsers.

why would apple want to waste their time even making this at all when pc users already have opera and firefox to choose from. surely their not thinking anybody would want to use it because mac users are that loyal their not going to be getting a pc at all in their lifetime and most pc usrs think macs suck, i mean if they didn't the would have 1 wouldn't they?

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Safari doesn't even work right on my Mac why would I want it for windows???

Internet tests have to many variables, like connection speeds and sever loads. I guess if you had your own server connected by LAN you could get more consisten results.
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