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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 13:14

When you go to the Safari website all you see is a description of its features. No download link.

On the bottom of the page there's a footnote:

The latest version of Safari is available in Mountain Lion. The latest version of Safari for Lion is available through Software Update.

No mention of the Windows version. Trying to download the older version 5.1.7 from the Apple Support website also leads to nowhere.

So - have they killed the Windows version, or is this just an oversight while OS X 10.8 is being rolled out? Curiously enough there was no beta of Safari 6 for Windows - another strong hint towards its demise.

Whether anyone really used Safari for Windows is an entirely different question...


#2 Elliott

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 13:49

Not surprised. iCloud for Windows syncs bookmarks with IE, and the number of Safari for Windows users was tiny.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 13:53

Might be but was really excited to use their newer versions with their new DFG JIT.

#4 Damien R.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 13:53

I actually liked the browser for windows

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 13:54

I used to use Safari, however it had a few nasty bugs that after 3 versions, and 3 bug reports still wasn't fixed I decided to drop it.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 14:56

www.apple.com/safari/download/ which used to host the download page redirects to www.apple.com/safari/
Looks like it might be an oversight of the upgrade.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 14:59

I think it might be down because they are getting ready to update links for Safari 6.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 15:18

Thankfully, we still have a Webkit-based mainstream browser in the form of Google Chrome although I will miss Safari for Windows. Less choice and less competition is never good.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 15:21

I make it a habit to test all browsers on a major release.

Safari was actually a pretty nice browser, but in the last version it had some bugs that would make it pretty unstable which killed it for me. If it weren't for that it would comfortably be better than firefox.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 15:21

Does anyone really care? Safari on Windows was more of a virus than anything else. How long does it take for Apple to patch known issues that are out in the wild and being used....

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 15:23

When it comes to Webkit, there can be only one.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 15:25

Turns out it isn't quite dead yet: There is a download link for Safari 5.1.7 for Windows on the Apple Support site now.

No signs of Safari 6 for Windows though.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 16:21

Well,when I bought my first home computer,a Windows 7 Netbook in April 2010,I installed Safari web browser. And to be honest it was not all that great. But that was when I did not know much about computers.

Safari works better on Mac than it does on Windows and I found it slow. And also the browser is quite ugly. Safari is not the best browser to install on Windows. And you are better off installing Google Chrome or Pale Moon based on Firefox 3.6.

Also when I installed Safari it also installs a load of junk software,the Quick Time Player which does nothing,Bonjour,the I tuners Player, and other unwanted software. So that's another good reason not to install Safari. Andrea Borman.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 23:16

I think it might be down because they are getting ready to update links for Safari 6.

I doubt it, the links should of been up by now or through Apple Update Software.

Apple is doing everyone a favor, safari was pretty much irrelevant on the windows side and the worse of all the browsers interms of memory use. Good riddance,hopefully they'll do the same with QuickTime.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 23:19

I haven't used Safari in ages. It seems so old school to me.