There is a new browser war brewing, and this time IE and Firefox are left on the sidelines. The new Safari 4 went live today and things sure have changed.
It looks like they went straight after Chrome and matched many of its top features. New Safari has:
On top of that they add a visual 'wall' top sites page, cover flow for bookmarks and history, native Windows fonts, real zoom (pictures and text). Some of the notable Chrome features Safari is missing such as unified address and search bar, application shortcuts, process per tab, re-sizable text entry field and of course that wicked cool download toolbar.
All feature comparisons aside there is one area (that I care about) where Safari beats out the competition...
Screen real estate.
Safari is on the left, Chrome on the right. As you can see Safari (with the bookmark bar off) hogs slightly fewer pixels. For screen space junkies, thats kinda like saying it goes to 11.