Browsing the Web: Safari

Many people purchase computers just to access information over the Internet. The iMac, in fact, was introduced as the “Internet” Mac. Unfortunately, Apple's “Internet Experience” has been tied to Internet Explorer for the last few years. Although a capable browser, IE was not fast, lacked many features of other browsers, and, let's face it, was a Microsoft product.

With Tiger, Apple has official phased out Internet Explorer in favor of Safari—the modern and fast browser for Tiger. Safari is based on the khtml engine—part of the popular KDE (usually associated with Linux) project. Safari provides excellent web browsing features including pop-up blocking, complete bookmark management, and RSS/Atom syndication support.

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