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Mac OS X Safari on Windows!

While I’ve been more of a Firefox guy myself, it looks like Apple is upping the ante by making their Safari browser available for Windows. They have released a Windows and Mac version of Safari 3 as a “public beta,” which can be downloaded from

I have used Safari on Windows briefly and while it’s weird seeing the Apple “brushed metal” look under Windows XP, it appears the browser functions well. I loaded it on my corporate laptop and it appears to use Internet Explorer’s settings for proxies. Things worked about as well as I expected them to. My plugins from my Firefox installation–at least for things like Flash and Quicktime, seem to work as expected.

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