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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I love #4....
by tryphcycle on Wed 20th Jun 2007 19:29 UTC
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Member since:
2006-02-16

"4. Nobody Likes Safari: Need I say more? Appleís Mac community loathes Safari like the plague. If itís loyal community doesnít prefer their native browser, oh, is it going to be difficult to convert new users? Letís work on improving Safari for the Mac, shall we, Apple? Apple needs to get a clue and start taking a more realistic approach towards browsers. It just canít be the best at everything it does."

talk about a generalization!!!!! "apple's mac community loathes Safari like the plague" WTF? how did he come up with that conclusion? apple has around 6% market share currently, and safari has over 5% market share... thats like 80% of mac users use safari!!!

this article is just more anti mac fud. which is fine with me... its good for a laugh!

Safari for Windows is still a little rough, but give it a bit, and it will be a fine browser.... and IT WILL eat away at IE market-share...even if it only grabs another 5%! APPLE will use it to market their products...like they should! And that will be another blow to MS! like it or not... they no longer rule the computer world... that THAT is good for every one... even Mac haters!

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RE: I love #4....
by kaiwai on Thu 21st Jun 2007 08:56 in reply to "I love #4...."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

talk about a generalization!!!!! "apple's mac community loathes Safari like the plague" WTF? how did he come up with that conclusion? apple has around 6% market share currently, and safari has over 5% market share... thats like 80% of mac users use safari!!!


You're making the same statement that you accuse the person whom you replied to for making. Just because 80% (according to Apple's statistics) use Safari, doesn't actually mean that they enjoy using it - ever heard the term 'all browsers suck, [product] just seems to suck less than the rest'.

Safari is only used because the alternatives are so terrible - when I had a Mac, Firefox was terrible, and is still terrible. Designed for Windows, and everything else is an after thought - Firefox on *NIX is hardly stella either.

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RE[2]: I love #4....
by tyrione on Thu 21st Jun 2007 14:07 in reply to "RE: I love #4...."
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

That's a load of crap. Opera, OmniWeb, Camino, Firefox and more are all available for OS X.

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