Because I worship at the altar of all things Apple'ish (my wife and I have two iPhones, a Macbook Pro laptop, an iMac desktop, an iPad, and Apple TV), sometimes my brief acquaintance with Catholicism as a kid leads me to confess to the Great God Apple when I feel that I've sinned.
Dearly beloved lord of my cyberspace connections, praise be to your marvelous omniscience, which was manifested most recently in my life by a smooth upgrading to the Mountain Lion operating system on both of our Apple computers.
I am so happy that I converted from the Microsoft dark side. Back in those evil days every Windows upgrade was fraught with terror, since the horrendous Blue Screen of Death would regularly visit me.
But I am a flawed Apple devotee.
It pains me to confess my transgressions, but I must. Forgive me, for I have sinned. After installing Mountain Lion, I finally made Safari my default browser, even though I've been happily using Chrome for quite a while.
I wanted so much to become purer, more faithful, a stronger Apple acolyte. I'd heard that Safari 6 had some cool new features. I figured that since Mountain Lion is an advance over Lion, Safari 6 would be better than Safari 5.
Perhaps the failing is in me.
Perhaps I lack the clear vision to behold Safari 6's superiority over Chrome and other browsers. Since you, my dear Apple, are so ascendent over other technology companies, it may well be that I am an ignorant fool who cannot discern how Safari is likewise the best browser.
Yet I must confess my sin honestly.
I tried... oh, yes, I tried. For a couple of days. Then I backslid to Chrome again.
I didn't like the look of Safari. So gray. So blah. Chrome just seems lighter, brighter, more friendly. And Safari has never worked as well for me in TypePad's compose editor as Chrome does. Text in the editor looks too small in Safari. And scrolling in the compose editor is iffy; sometimes I couldn't scroll at all.
Plus, I couldn't find a way to easily transfer bookmarks from Chrome into Safari, whereas when I switched to Chrome a year or two ago, it was simple to import my Safari bookmarks. In general, Safari seems to be an Apple afterthought, a browser that could, but isn't.
And yet... perhaps this confession has opened my heart to a deeper understanding of Safari.
I just Googled "Chrome vs. Safari Mountain Lion" in hopes of finding arguments to support my sinning, and found that users of Safari 6 in Mountain Lion are quite happy. See here, here, and here. They make some decent points.
Maybe I'll give Safari 6 another try. I can always use Chrome for TypePad blog posts, and Safari otherwise. Anyway, thanks for hearing my confession, Almighty Apple.