Apple's Safari internet browser used to be an application found exclusively on Macs, but that may not be true for long. Steve Jobs announced at an Apple conference that a version of Safari 3 will be released for Windows in order to increase the browser's already 4.9% share of the internet browser market. It is no secret that Internet Explorer and FireFox dominate the internet browser scene on Windows, but Apple's Steve Jobs seems confident that Safari will succeed.
Mr Jobs was speaking at a conference of developers for Apple products in San Francisco, California. He said Safari was "the fastest browser on Windows", saying it was twice as fast as Internet Explorer. A test version of Safari for Windows XP and for Vista is available for download from the Apple website. Apple is hoping to replicate the success of iTunes, which has proved enormously popular on both Macs and Windows machines.
After announcing Safari for Windows Jobs went on to discuss new features of Leopard, the next Apple operating system. While only time will tell how Apple's Safari fares on Windows, one thing is certain: Safari will be the new little fish in a big internet-browsers'-for-Windows pond.