Apple today announced that Safari 4 is out of beta, calling it "the world's fastest and most innovative browser".
It's zippier with pure HTML too, according to Apple CEO Phil Schiller, loading pages more than three times faster than IE 8 and three times faster than Firefox.
The new Safari has been optimised for the latest dynamic web pages, which means it plays well with HTML 5 support for offline features and supports CSS Effects. It should be the first browser to pass the Web Standards Project's Acid3 test, featuring an alphabet soup of web technologies.
Safari brings an iTunes-style Cover Flow interface to navigate web history or bookmarks, plus Top Sites, a visual preview of frequently visited and favourite pages. Other new features include auto-completing fields and a zoom function.
Safari 4 is available now for Mac and Windows, from www.apple.com/safari.
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