Apple’s Safari/Windows beta is a strange experience: On the Dell I’m using right now, the application is unstable as h%&l – basically, I can’t perform any operations without crashing it – and there are a lot of weird faults in the display.
On the other hand, the text-rendering on Windows suddenly makes OS X look very 2002. (The same goes if you try IE7 on Windows, while Firefox doesn’t use the new capabilities)
Let’s start with that context, which is Apple’s WWDC, an event sorely lacking in both substance and controversy if we ignore this Safari story. Mac OS X 10.5 still isn’t ready to ship. The iPhone is coming in a couple weeks but Apple is so far only hinting at opening the product to third-party developers. In other words, Steve Jobs had bupkus when it comes to creating press this week UNLESS he throws Safari for Windows into the mix.