Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Mar 2008 20:32 UTC
Apple The web has been abuzz the past two days with the 'news' that it was supposedly illegal to run Safari for Windows on anything but an Apple-branded computer. It was obviously a mistake, so I decided to run no story on it. Now, however, it has specifically been fixed by Apple; Ars decided to phone Apple PR, and they fixed the issue. The WebKit guys also offer a fix for the 'fuzzy fonts' issue on Safari for Windows.
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Fixed???
by robmv on Thu 27th Mar 2008 21:20 UTC
robmv
Member since:
2006-08-12

Sorry, but the font issue is not fixed, they are working on it for future releases (activating a hidden preference for something in development is not fixed), but I congratulate them for listening, they have time working on GDI support before 3.1 version was released.

No that this thing will make me change from Firefox, I still prefer a full open source browser, but I will sure install it for testing purposes on a Windows VM, I only hope installing only Safari does not try to force me iTune too

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RE: Fixed???
by macUser on Thu 27th Mar 2008 22:03 in reply to "Fixed???"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

I still prefer a full open source browser...


Can you define what you mean by open source? What isn't open source enough about webkit?

http://webkit.org/blog/

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RE[2]: Fixed???
by robmv on Thu 27th Mar 2008 22:24 in reply to "RE: Fixed???"
robmv Member since:
2006-08-12

WebKit is only a portion of Safari (the more complex I know), Safari is an application with a lot of no open source code using WebKit. On Windows WebKit maybe a few DLLs, while Safari is more than those few files, things like the entire UI around the Web page area (or chrome) is proprietary code. I am not saying that is bad, only that I prefer a browser like Firefox that all the binary code they distribute is opensource based (with the exception of their need to link to the OS libraries it needs to work).

A lot of people confuse WebKit "opensourceness" with Safari, so I hope this clarifies that confussion

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RE: Fixed???
by SlackerJack on Thu 27th Mar 2008 22:54 in reply to "Fixed???"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

I think you should learn how to use the updater or uninstall it, it's that simple.

I in a few clicks took Safari out of the updater (do the same with iTunes)on my wife's laptop. I dont even use Windows anymore yet I was able to keep control of the issue. Please stop blaming software being forced on you and take control of it. Do you let people walk through your house because you left the door open?

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RE[2]: Fixed???
by robmv on Thu 27th Mar 2008 23:09 in reply to "RE: Fixed???"
robmv Member since:
2006-08-12

yea, do not run the updater and you risk your security because the current critical bugs fixes will not be notified to you. I only hoped the Safari standalone install do not try to advertise me any other software, it is not a matter of "you can disable it" is a matter I do not want advertising of new programs on my computer ever, what we will have next, updates about the new laptops from Apple. but I was just expressing and opinion and I think it is not a crime "yet" to hope for something

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RE[2]: Fixed???
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 28th Mar 2008 12:25 in reply to "RE: Fixed???"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"But you can just opt out!" -Spammers Everywhere

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