The application is currently in beta. The final release is slated for October.
In a keynote presentation at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, chief executive Steve Jobs said that he expects the Windows version to grow Safari's overall market share.
The browser currently runs on 4.8 per cent of the world's computers all of which are Macs. Microsoft's Internet Explorer leads the pack with 78.7 per cent, followed by Mozilla's Firefox with 14.5 per cent, according to data gathered by net traffic measurement vendor NetApplications.
The launch didn't go entirely smooth however. Security researchers instantly started subjecting the application to a close security inspection and it took only hours before the first vulnerabilities were reported.
Early Thursday morning Apple issued a first update to the browser that repairs there updates, all of which could allow an attacker to take over control of a system or steal confidential information.
Apple celebrates 1m Windows Safari downloads
By Tom Sanders on Jun 15, 2007 10:06AM