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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Why all the whining?
by Knutsi on Thu 21st Jun 2007 08:56 UTC
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I'm amazed at all the whining Safari's release on the Windows platform has caused. No matter what secret reasons Apple have to port it (I'm sure there are quite a few), the fact is that we get a new browser.

Safari is a truly excellent browser quite simply because of it's simplicity! I've seen many people install FireFox, and they use only the most basic features. People on this forum won't, as we're power-users who enjoy flexibility to install new plug-ins, and enjoy the philosophy behind it.

Now, ordinary users don't care about this at large. Safrai has some truly great and intuitive features. When I use it, I don't miss any of the extra buttons and levers I find in FireFox. Safari does not clutter the interface with all these features, it simply focuses on the features almost everybody needs, and can relate to! Apple is very good at avoiding bloat.

When you see where FireFox is going, you whine that it's getting too bloated. When Safari is launched, you whine because it is too simple...

Also, it really us snappy. It's fast to launch, fast to switch between tabs (Explorer is horrible at that), uses little memory, and generally just feels very quick, smart and responsive.

Safari is simply an excellent browser for most people, and a great alternative to Explorer, just like FireFox. Give apple constructive feedback instead of all this "why it will fail" stuff... :|

PS: I do however agree that a more extensive plug-in structure for Safari could be made, so that it could benefit the power-users more.

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