I’ve never been a big fan of Safari. I’m not even sure why. It just didn’t feel right, but I’m not sure I could really articulate what, specifically, I don’t like about it. But I’m always willing to try the new version when it comes out.
So, Safari 4 beta is out, and I’m giving it a whirl for a few days.
The first thing I notice about it is that it is fast. I mean, scary fast. It is loading pages faster than it should be possible to download the constituent parts.
It takes Firefox about 3 seconds to load cnn.com. It takes Safari less than a second. How do they do that? It’s unnerving. Did it somehow know that I wanted to go there, and was loading it in the background in anticipation?
So, I’ll give it a few days, and see how I like it. Strangely, I think that I’ll end up back on Firefox, but time will tell.