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June 12, 2007

Safari for Windows

Just ver three years ago, I speculated about the possibility of Safari on Windows. So much has happened in the interim, then out of the blue today Apple announced a beta of Safari for Windows.

Three years ago, Safari would have gone head to head with an aging IE6, and little else (yes Mozilla was around, but the amazingly successful spinoff Firefox was nothing like the contender it is today.)

Aboveall, I'm intrigued by the strategy of Safari on Windows. Time will tell.

john

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don't work on xpSp2
crash and big reendering error.

Posted by: L | Jun 12, 2007 6:52:58 AM

Sadly.. yeap, wait a while folks, Win XP SP2+ multiple screens, its unusable. Very unstable, you can't even report the bugs. I can see its not been tested well.

But it is strange to see.

Posted by: Gary Barber | Jun 12, 2007 10:06:15 AM

I thought that was a crazy idea when you suggested it John, but you were right. Looks like they are marketing Safari as the fastest browser, still it will be interesting to see what happens form here. BTW just tried it on Windows, it's fast.

Posted by: dez | Jun 12, 2007 10:15:23 AM

I think it's good for Apple to get as many of their products on Windows as they can, as some of the Windows users who refuse to switch will gradually be introduced to a brand that is far superior. However, this article might spell the beginning of some trouble that comes with changing platforms:

https://www.thenewsroom.com/details/403582?c_id=mam

Posted by: Matthew | Jun 14, 2007 6:15:48 AM

One interesting aspect of Safari on Windows is they have brought over the font smoothing technology from the Mac, rather than using Cleartype, which is Windows font smoothing technology. I happen to much prefer the Mac anti aliasing of text, and in all honesty, from time to time actually check whether I have font smoothing turned off in Windows. It seems however that it's very much a matter of taste, as Windows users often consider Mac fonts to appear to be "too blurry".

But, with mac laptops (and of course many from other makers) shipping with native dpis of 100+, and the iPhone at 160dpi, smoother will not mean so blurry.

on aside not - why on earth do they publish that article (see comment above) using flash?

SERIOUSLY!

john

Posted by: John Allsopp | Jun 14, 2007 12:57:39 PM

Maybe anteriorly people could think it was something out of sense but now that's a reality, I think it has been something really innovative for all people in order to get other applications.m10m

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