I've never used Safari earlier but here is how it looks on my Windows Vista
Of the 12 features, I like
"Private Browsing" (disable Caching, Cookies etc for a particular
session) and Snapback (an icon in search field or address bar that takes you
back to an anchor point during multi-level searches). Resizing the Text Fields seems rather weird to me
as it might break the page layout. All other features already exist in Firefox.
It's interesting that a new Firefox plug-in for "private browsing",
already available. I've not tried the plug-in as it is in very early version and
I particularly don't feel the need for "private" browsing ;-) There is even a
for Firefox for MAC OS-X users only.
As per the Blazing Performance claim, the default home page for Safari is
and loads slowly in both Firefox and Safari. I think Safari should change the
default page to google.com or something so that
the first impression is better.
Also the browser window, unlike other normal Windows application, is not
resizable from the edges, only from the lower-right corner. Wonder why ?
In all, I
don't see any compelling reason to switch from Firefox.