Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2007 22:56 UTC
Internet & Networking For companies like Microsoft and Mozilla, Safari coming to Windows means that one more competitor will be thrown into the Windows browser battlefield. While neither company has expressed dismay with Apple's decision to put Safari on Windows, on Monday executives from both Microsoft and Mozilla expressed a lack of concern for their new (Windows) foe.
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The whole point...
by Pseudo Cyborg on Wed 13th Jun 2007 23:44 UTC
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The whole point of Apple developing and releasing a version of Safari for Windows: the iPhone. That's the absolute largest reason for them to do so. Now more sites and Web 2.0 apps will work with the iPhone because developers will have a much easier time checking cross-browser compatibility.

The second largest: revenue sharing from Google et al via the search bar a la Mozilla.

That's it.

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Not only that...
by Arakun on Thu 14th Jun 2007 07:01 in reply to "The whole point..."
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I believe they are targeting all web developers. That's why they went through all the trouble of replicating the Mac OS font rendering. With Safari available for Windows it'll be much easier to make sites compatible with Safari and the Mac.

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