I have a Lion machine and a Mountain Lion machine. Software Update has offered to upgrade Safari from 6.0.5 to 6.1 on both machines. Is this upgrade worth it? Any issues or glitches? I didn't find any comments on this upgrade on the web.

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Upgrading to latest software version is generally a good idea for security and performance reasons.

Specifically Safari 6.1 brings its lot of security fixes: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6000?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US.

In terms of functionalities, Safari 6.1 brings the following:

  • Shared Links: See links shared by people you follow on Twitter;
  • New sidebar (Reading List, Bookmarks and Shared Links to the left of the browser; can be hidden);
  • One-click bookmarking;
  • (Performance enhancements) Safari Power Saver: Only play content from accepted plug-ins;

See more here: http://www.macrumors.com/2013/10/22/apple-releases-safari-6-1-for-mountain-lion-with-shared-links-new-sidebar-power-saver-and-more/.

Whether you should upgrade to Safari 6.1 is up to you. I recommend you do.

  • I did upgrade and I’ve had no problems.
    – lhf
    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:50

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