Apple on Monday announced that its new Internet Web browser
has been downloaded more than 1 million times. Safari has been available as a public beta since it was introduced at Macworld Conference and Expo earlier this month.
“Safari is a home run, with over a million downloads in less than two weeks,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Mac users have discovered that Safari beta release is already the fastest browser on the Mac and possibly the best browser in the world.”
Safari is Apple’s own implementation of a standards-compliant Web browser. Built around KHTML using open source code, Safari is optimized for speed, rendering Web pages at up to three times faster than Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to Apple. The software is available from Apple’s Web site as a public beta version.