Me, on the then-one-day-old Safari 1.0 public beta, in January 2003:
Apple’s stated goal is to make Safari the best browser on the Mac. What’s unstated, but clearly their larger goal, is to make it the best browser in the world, period. A noble goal, but clearly reachable. The public beta unveiled yesterday is a remarkable start.
To put how long ago that is in context, Firefox didn’t exist yet, OmniWeb was still using its own custom rendering engine, and the default Mac browser was Internet Explorer. And, more importantly, web browsing on the Mac, using any of the available choices, was significantly slower than browsing on Windows with IE. Times change, huh?
★ Thursday, 26 February 2009