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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by Nelson on Wed 20th Jun 2007 21:20 UTC in reply to "RE"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Sorry, that's just untrue. On Vista Media Player, IE7, AND Visual Studio use the Common Windows UI.

And yes, the bugs were elementary. Why don't you LOOK at the nature of the bugs? I'd understand if it was some obscure exploitation in a certain component of the Browser but something as obvious as this is simply unacceptable.

Now, do you agree they're elementary or not? I really don't know your stance.

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by mallard on Wed 20th Jun 2007 22:08 in reply to "RE"
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

As with the UI, no they dont.
Only a few applications included in Vista use a standard Windows UI. These include Notepad, Calculator and Paint.

Media Player: Draws its own nonclient area (although it is almost identical to the standard Vista nonclient), in order to catch right clicks and use a custom title font.
No menu bar.
Uses nonstandard toolbar.
All controls in the client area are nonstandard.
IE7: No menu bar. Completely nonstandard toolbar. Controls used for web forms and about window are nonstandard - note the lack of mouseover effect on scroll bars.
Visual Studio: Nonstandard (Office XP-style) menu bar and toolbar (and every other control in the application).

Just because Media Player and IE7 are both transparent in Vista, doesn't mean they are standard.
Visual Studio has used an Office XP-style interface since VS.Net, it doen't look in any way standard.

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