Apple Safari Originally Mac only, Apple relented and released Safari for both Windows and Mac, partially to aid Windows iPhone web application developers. While Safari's iTunes-like interface is easily the most visually attractive and one of the more usable in this round-up (especially compared to the likes of both Internet Explorer 8 which looks as if it has been beaten with an ugly stick), it still lags behind Chrome and Firefox in the performance department. Slick user interface design aside, the relatively small load Safari places on system memory and CPU makes it a great choice for low-spec PCs. Whilst Chrome and Firefox 3.5 feel faster, Safari is still quick off the mark when it comes to loading and rendering pages. Whilst Safari has all the usual browser bells and whistles such as tabs, private browsing etc, its page search function is outstanding. Not content with merely highlighting matched text on a webpage, Safari darkens the web page being searched and highlights each instance of the word being searched for. It might not solve world hunger, but as a standalone feature I found it surprisingly useful. Like most Apple products, Safari just works. It's relatively low learning curve makes it a great choice for people new to the web and should Apple stick to supporting and developing it, Safari will only get better.