Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2008 21:37 UTC
Apple Apple has released the first version of its browser, Safari, for Windows. Safari 3.1, which was launched on Tuesday, will run on Windows XP or Vista and, of course, Mac OSX. Apple released a beta for the Windows-supporting version in June last year. Apple has claimed that the browser is the fastest available for Windows. In a Tuesday statement, Cupertino said it "loads web pages 1.9 times faster than [Internet Explorer] 7 and 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2 [and] runs JavaScript up to six times faster than other browsers". Don't think you have Safari for Windows installed? You might want to check again.
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RE[2]: Terrible Install Practices
by Zoidberg on Fri 21st Mar 2008 07:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Terrible Install Practices"
Zoidberg
Member since:
2006-02-11

You mean like alot of Windows software where you get stuff you didn't ask for selected as default?

How is having a default selection of components for a program you are installing even remotely related to having a program's updater telling you about software you don't even have? It's clear that Apple is just using their updater to try and push their other programs onto the user.

Why can't Apple use their software installer to give people their new software applications to Windows users, that never ever happens on Windows does it just like all the apps fighting to become default or start up.

Uh, because maybe people don't want them? The fact that they don't have them installed to begin with might be a tipoff. There's a big difference between programs you already have installed wanting to be default (which itself is poor design but is no longer common) and an updater for a particular program trying to get you to install completely different programs from that company. In any case you may have heard the expression two wrongs don't make a right. Saying "Yeah but Windows" doesn't excuse Apple's poor software designs.

BTW, iTunes plays videos now so it needs QT.

Read his post again, he doesn't have iTunes. He only has QuickTime and it most certainly does not need iTunes.

Edited 2008-03-21 07:19 UTC

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SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

You are are course correct about the software being made like that.

You can ignore the Safari software and then it won't come up again(there's a option in the updater) and also you can download the Quicktime update separately. The updater is optional as well and as for quicktime putting itself in he taskbar, as far as I know it's always done that right back from the win98 days.

Edited 2008-03-21 14:23 UTC

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