Apple's Safari browser now for Windows

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Apple launched a version of its Safari web browser for Windows-based PCs on Monday, pitting it against Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox. "What we've got here is the most innovative browser in the world and the most powerful browser in the world," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs during his keynote speech at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference. Safari, which was released a few years ago for Apple's Macintosh computers, has captured about 5 per cent of the world's market share for internet browsers with more than 18 million users, Jobs said. Internet Explorer is the predominant browser with a 78 per cent share, while Firefox has rapidly climbed to gain about 15 per cent of the market, he said. Like the other web browsers, Safari is available as a free download. Jobs claimed Safari performs twice as fast as its competitors.