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I have been using Safari 2 very happily. Then the other day I had to test something in IE 5.2. Faster, way faster. I really don't want to switch to IE but I might give a beta a try. Anyone got 2 cents on the Safari 3 beta?

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Ive been using it for a while now and havent had many problems with it at all. Sometimes it gets alil sluggish, but less so then Safari 2 for me. And the improved tabs are really good. Overall the program is alil faster then Safari 2, not sure about how fast it loads pages though.

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i'm not sure if my problems with safari 3 are beta problems only or if it was the same with version 2. i dont remember. but my two complaints are these: sometimes when i click a bookmark in the bookmark bar, i'll get the spinning beach ball for about 2 seconds then safari will crash. and my other complaint is it uses a lot a ram, so i have to quit out of it and restart it often.

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I use it fairly exclusively and haven't had any major problems. It does occasionally get very sluggish, which I usually chalk up to having 5-6 windows active with 2-3 tabs each.

 

I have to admit that if I really want speed, I usually use Firefox.

 

But Safari 3(.0.3 now) with SAFT, really fits my needs 75% of the time.

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make sure you update it... cause i downloaded it when it first came out 3.0.0... that was a bad decision... but after the 0.2 update havn't had a problem :D

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The main problem for me is with PDFs.

 

If a link takes me to a PDF download, there is a wait for 15 secs, and then Safari crashes. Every time. Its made me switch to Firefox for much of my work now. If its a Safari bug rather than some sort of clash it really should have been sorted by now.

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The main problem for me is with PDFs.

 

If a link takes me to a PDF download, there is a wait for 15 secs, and then Safari crashes. Every time. Its made me switch to Firefox for much of my work now. If its a Safari bug rather than some sort of clash it really should have been sorted by now.

 

It's not a bug I have ever encountered. Do you have 3.0.3?

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But Safari 3(.0.3 now) with SAFT, really fits my needs 75% of the time.

 

 

What are the benefits of SAFT?

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Here's the list - SAFT features

 

The one I use the most is the Session restore - if it crashes or I shut it down, I can get back any or all of the windows/tabs I had opened.

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It's not a bug I have ever encountered. Do you have 3.0.3?

 

 

Yes 3.0.3

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I use 3 beta and I have no problems with it. But of course I have to use every other browser too for work (web development).

 

But ie 5.2...? That's about three years out of date. A horrible, horrible thing. Use camino if you're worried about speed.

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I'm running 3.0.3 and it's crashed a few times when downloading - can't say I've noticed any dramatic increase in speed. If it starts grinding along I switch to Firefox!

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Safari crashes occasionally on websites with Flash video, but I think it's the same deal with Firefox. Besides that, Safari 3.0.3 tends to be fast and stable when I use it on my MacBook.

 

So, currently Safari 3 = official release for Leopard, but beta for Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger + Windows? I hope they continue to release updates for Safari 3 on 10.4 Tiger.

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One nasty habit of safari 3 is it sips up memory and never frees it. After 24 hrs open it is using over 800 MB RAM and claiming 17% CPU time while just sitting in a window. It seems to have a very bad memorymanagement part not releasing the datapool.

 

Rob

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One nasty habit of safari 3 is it sips up memory and never frees it. After 24 hrs open it is using over 800 MB RAM and claiming 17% CPU time while just sitting in a window. It seems to have a very bad memorymanagement part not releasing the datapool.

 

Rob

 

 

Safari 3 doesnt work with snapfish for uploading photos.

 

I us it for uploading photos to costco.com and its a real bummber. Is it impossible to have both versions installed?

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