Browser wars: New Safari soars, leaving competitors in the dust
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That's the (astronomical) number of downloads garnered by Safari 4 in the three days since Apple unveiled the latest edition of the "world's fastest" web browser. In a crowded browser market that includes Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome, the new figures have pushed Safari 4 – temporarily – to the top of the heap.
"Safari 4 is an incredible success on Mac and Windows with more than 11 million downloads in the first three days," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, crowed in a statement published by ChannelWeb. "Safari users love the incredible speed and innovative features like Top Sites, Full History Search and Cover Flow."
The new browser also boasts a sleek feature called Cover Flow, which allows users to flick through previous viewed sites and bookmarks – a function not unlike thumbing through the pages of a magazine.
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