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    Safari for Windows

    So the Beta 3 has been released for Windows.

    Must say I love it.

    It's an awful grey and I can't get on any websites.

    I open it. Type in www.google.co.uk
    It prompts for my password to connect to ISA.
    I fill these in, press enter and Safari shuts down.

    I've uninstalled it.

    I dunno, gave Apple a chance and they blew it.

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Yeah, it's fantastic.

    I like how it only comes in grey, its really nice to to be able to have customisable software that fits in with the OS theme.

    Oh, and that it does some stupid font smoothing as well - no 'Off' setting for that? Thought not.

    Ok I'll just close it then. But, wait a minute.. I can't do my usual habit of whizzing my cursor to the top-right of the screen and clicking to close the maximised window BECAUSE OF ITS FSCKING CRAPPY GUI SKIN MODE!!

    Thanks Apple for putting me further off your crappy products. :thumbup:

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Reminds me of a classic from Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie...

    http://www.deadtroll.com/index2.html...e.html~content

    ..and a recent one on how to treat your iPod...

    http://www.deadtroll.com/index2.html...1.html~content

    ...enjoy... :!:

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Pile of rubbish - chuck it some heavy flash related site and 'BOOM' it can't cope.
    Ask any Mac user what browser they use and the majority will say firefox. I think the majority only use Safari once, and thats to download firefox.
    Whats next Mr Jobs, the I-Browser ?? PAH.

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Tried it on a couple of PCs, reasonably quick but renders some pages rather oddly. I've no idea why Apple do this, I remember them making a complete hash of Appleworks 6 on the PC because of it's UI and instability. It's near pointless to bring out a browser on a PC then refuse to include PC OS style things like tool tips, resizable windows that are standard etc.

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmad
    I've no idea why Apple do this,
    Marketting "..Jobs reckons that allowing Windows users to download the browser will help boost market share the same way that making iTunes available for Windows users helped that application."

    Also, Safari 3 is the key to allowing application developers to create third-party applications for the hotly anticipated iPhone; developers can create web applications using Web 2.0 standards such as Ajax that will work just as well as applications that Apple has written natively for the iPhone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmad
    It's near pointless to bring out a browser on a PC then refuse to include PC OS style things like tool tips, resizable windows that are standard etc.
    Mickeysoft are just as guilty. How long did IE users have to wait for tabbed browsing, integrated popup blocker and RSS feed reader? Other browers have had these features for years. AFAIK IE cannot enlarge the text on a website but leave the images original size - Opera can. Multiple desktops and multple virtual consoles are but a pipe dream.

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    I don't like it, but in it's defence it does pass the Acid Test.
    Something which neither Firefox 2 or IE7 do.

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcrazy04
    I don't like it, but in it's defence it does pass the Acid Test.
    Something which neither Firefox 2 or IE7 do.
    That's because it uses the KHTML engine developed by KDE, also present in Konqueror. It's nothing that apple have done all by themselves.

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    I will admit that overall Safari sucks. I use Firefox or Camino on my Mac's - much better in terms of features, stability, and ease of use.

    Woo Firefox!

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    so the moral of this story is... dont use safari

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by bishopsgarthstockton
    so the moral of this story is... dont use safari
    No, don't use apple

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Quote Originally Posted by bishopsgarthstockton
    so the moral of this story is... dont use safari
    No, don't use apple
    I second that...

    *small voice from around the corner*
    *i third that* - the technician

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Well im glad to hear that most of you are not using this browser as i have just found that it is actually full of security flaws!

    Ive got nothing against Mac's and i think they are a nice piece of hardware but it seems that Apple just dont do PC software

    Safari Security Issues

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Damn apple and their sh*ty beta products !! Its almost as crashy as my alpha firefox. When are they going to learn not to beta test - just release to the public like MS do !!!

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    Re: Safari for Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Netman
    ..and a recent one on how to treat your iPod...

    http://www.deadtroll.com/index2.html...1.html~content

    ...enjoy... :!:
    Isn't that Dos_Box on the mandolin?!?

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