Safari 4 Beta = FAIL

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Lounge' started by brewstermax, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    The new beta of Safari for the desktop fails. Not completely, but still pretty bad. It copies most of what Chrome and Opera did and succeeded at. It does it ok, but is pushing Cover Flow far too hard. And the new Windows UI looks like sh*t. I used Safari to help me forget that I was using Windows, not remind me again. I don't know why Apple chose to make Safari such a fail, but they did. I hope that they don't do this sh*t with iTunes. I like the gray scale interface, just like OS X. In case you didn't know, Apple, most people use Apple software to get the nice OS X look, not to get yet another Windows UI.
     
  2. different

    different Well-Known Member

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    If you want the OS X look, what's wrong with OS X? :)
     
  3. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Nothing. I wish. :rolleyes: I would love to be able to afford a Macbook.
     
  4. different

    different Well-Known Member

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    Personally I prefer applications to look like they fit with the system. Quicktime always stuck out like a sore thumb for me on Windows, iTunes is the same. If I were still using Windows I think I'd appreciate this news - if only because the beta was more consistent with the OS I was using.

    Buy less apps and you may just be able to save up for a Macbook, they're definitely worth it.
     
  5. Coral

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    #5 Coral, Mar 22, 2009
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    I am really liking it on my MacBook (white plastic from 2006). It is fast, stable, and easy to use. Sorry you are having trouble with it.
     
  6. Eli

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    I have nothing but good things to say about Safari 4. I'm running it on OSX with a 2009 MacBook Pro though. I could see all the eye candy it comes loaded with really bogging down an older computer.
     
  7. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    I know. I don't like consistency. I like sleek, smooth, and great looking. The essence of Apple.

    A CD. I'm not having trouble with it. Other than it being stupid and not recognizing subdomains, and categorizing them separate from the base domain. So I have 12 TA subdomains in my little wall thing.

    Well, It has some minor rendering issues. The latest Webkit nightly fixed a lot of it. If I had a 2009 17" MBP, I wouldn't have any performance issues with anything. :(
     
  8. Coral

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    I am having some issues with new tabs. If I open a new tab and then click a bookmark the page loads but the tab remains on the page of the original tab. Then if I reload the page it shows up. It could be related to running the Webkit nightly builds, but it is a strange bug. I am so used to reloading pages I had forgotten about this.
     
  9. Drkmaster666

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    This is why Firefox was made.

    P.S. If any of you guys have gotten your hands on Windows 7 beta... it's way better than Apple UI. I may just be saying that because I like the Windows layout, but this is apple-ified windows that actually has it's own identity, and it works. I'm really liking it.
     
  10. indyraider4

    indyraider4 Well-Known Member

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    exactly. I switched over to firefox about two months ago, and right when I go comfortable. the safari beta comes out. I have deleted firefox off of my macbook.
     
  11. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    No. OS X owns Windows Siete.
     
  12. yourofl10

    yourofl10 Well-Known Member

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    Mac OWNS ALL!

    I have a PC tho..... :mad::(
     
  13. Drkmaster666

    Drkmaster666 Well-Known Member

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    pfft, have you tried it? I personally have never like the Mac UI (of course, I am a born and bred windows user), I always found it too simple, and the fact that the laptops have no @#$%ing RIGHT CLICK has always annoyed me. Although spotlight/searchlight/whatever is a nice feature for Macs, it's always mystified me why Windows doesn't have the same. Oh wait, it does now!
     
  14. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    I have a brand new Macbook (13 inch...I LOVE it) and I use both Firefox and Safari. It depends what I am planning on doing (Firefox for playing games, Safari for just browsing news and such).
     
  15. Coral

    Coral Well-Known Member

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    Put two fingers on the trackpad and click. :) And no that isn't recent multitouch technology. I think simplicity is what makes the mac easier to use and an overall better experience.
     
  16. Drkmaster666

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    But you have to admit that the customization of FireFox is unparalleled in any other web browser. Plus the built in spell checker (how many times can I use it typing one reply haha) makes firefox=FTW
     
  17. Eric5h5

    Eric5h5 Well-Known Member

    Not on Macs, where spell-checking is system-wide anyway. (Not that I have anything against Firefox, at least not since version 3...Firefox 2 was pretty horrible-looking.)

    --Eric
     

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