Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2007 09:26 UTC, submitted by TB
Internet & Networking "Apple's Safari is making its way to the Windows platform with the serious intention of making a dent in the market. As brilliant as the people are at Apple, I can't help but laugh at their, to put it politely, delusion. Before I ramble on too much, here are my five reasons why Safari will fail on the Windows platform." My take: Safari on Windows isn't here to take over the Windows browsing market. It's here for the iPhone.
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Agree to some point
by Governa on Wed 20th Jun 2007 10:06 UTC
Governa
Member since:
2006-04-09

I agree with Thom. These are, in my opinion, the main reasons why a Windows user would run Safari:

1- Web Design: if you are a Win user, you can now preview your websites on Safari without a Mac
2- iPhone: 3rd party app development/testing for the iPhone (Web 2 ; AJAX) which also runs Safari
3- Better support for W3C standards (CSS ; Acid2)
4- Digital Photography: Color-managed web browsing on Windows for first time, as far as I know
5- Safari's sub-pixel rendering looks great on all my displays (mileage may vary)
6- Hands down the best 'inline find' from all browsers

I'm a Firefox (Mac) user myself, I love the 3rd party extensions. Can't wait for Firefox 3 for Mac with native form controls (Aqua), although I already use a patched FF2. :-)

Edited 2007-06-20 10:09

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RE: Agree to some point
by kozo on Wed 20th Jun 2007 10:26 in reply to "Agree to some point"
kozo Member since:
2006-02-02

I have installed Safari and I like the way that everything is smooth. But on a regular basis, I'm still a Firefox user, until Safari 3 is not anymore beta.

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RE[2]: Agree to some point
by Babi Asu on Wed 20th Jun 2007 10:48 in reply to "RE: Agree to some point"
Babi Asu Member since:
2006-02-11

I use Safari more often in Mac because the interface is nice. But it's failed "successfully" in Parallels, and crashed often in Windows XP. I hope the release version will get better, so I can rid of Firefox completely.

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