Can Safari fill Internet Explorer's shoes? That's the question on everyone's lips since Microsoft dropped out of the OS X browser arena in June. Apple released <A href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/review/41/1/2656.html">Safari 1.0 Beta</A> in January, and is now offering shipping version 1.0, which fixes rendering problems that dogged both betas. The OS X-only browser shares its open-source foundations with Konqueror, a standalone browser and the file manager for the Linux KDE Desktop Environment. Apple says it improved on the tiny Konqueror kernel to meet its goal -- the fastest Mac Web browser. We think Safari meets this claim, and in informal testing, it's faster than both Internet Explorer and <A href="http://downloads.zdnet.co.uk/downloads/detail/1002-2143-10191457.html">Camino</A>.