Safari 3 can now be downloaded as a public beta starting today. Steve Jobs announced that Safari will be available for the Windows platform. I haven’t had a chance to play with it because I’m running a MacBook right now however I will try it out as soon as I get a chance.Apple is saying that Safari will be much faster than any other Windows browser, showing these benchmarks:

Up to twice as fast as Internet Explorer and 1.6 times faster then Firefox. Safari for Windows seems to run just as well on Windows as it does under OS X, however I’ve only seen the demos and anybody could make a product look good during a demo. They hope to gain market share in the browser space by doing this and I can only imagine that the key to all of this is to get Windows users into the Apple environment. If they see how well Apple products work under Windows then maybe they will have to consider buying a Mac as their next computer.Check out the Safari for Windows Beta. And I know I said that I wasn’t going to be posting today but I figured that this was cool enough to post about.

Update: I had some time with Safari for the Windows and it is the fastest browser that I have ever used on the Windows side of things, it is incredible. I haven’t had any hiccups at all so it seems that the beta is very far along. It does give you a lot more screen real estate for your web pages and I love that the scroll bars look like you are in OS X. Please everyone go download it and try it out you will enjoy it.