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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It's not about browser share...
by dru_satori on Wed 20th Jun 2007 12:57 UTC
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2005-07-06

And it never will be. Safari just isn't as feature rich as IE, FireFox or Opera (nor does it come with some of the associated bloat). nor is it intended to. Just because it is well suited to the Mac environment (it is) doesn't mean that it's well suited to the windows world (it isn't), and Apple knows this.

Safari on Windows is about 1 thing and one thing only, compatibility. With Safari on Windows they might see 1-2% using it daily (those are probably high), but there is a good chance that web developers without access to a Mac will install it and use it for compatibility testing, and that is *all* this is about, making more websites around the internet tested under Safari, that's it. Everything else that it may gain is just icing, and the other tidbit, is that by doing this, they also get to use Safari in iTunes, which they weren't always doing. At one point iTunes on Windows embedded IE, not WebCore.

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