Safari users.....What would you do if....

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  1. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    Safari users.....Since Safari is still a public beta...

    What would you do if Apple suddenly reaches the Final version and wants to charge for it.... this wouldn't be the first time (e.g. OS X, iTools)

    This is just a thought......
     
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    Apple will probably do that seeing as how they want the browser to be overtaken by Chimera and IE and to have no developers test websites with Safari.

    Yes, that was sarcasm.
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Er...no it's not...
    • No tabs
    • Doesn't work properly with Hotmail
    • And no doubt other stuff that I havn't noticed
     
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    Good points, but I get my hotmail downloaded through entourage so I haven't noticed that one. Tabs would be sweet, let's hope they do that and keep the whole thing free.
     
  8. benjaminpg macrumors regular

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    Re: Safari users.....What would you do if....

    They can't because they are using the open source KHTML renderer. It is illegal. They would have to write they're own renderer. Besides which, nobody would buy it, unless it was REALLY good, because there are plenty of other free web browsers, although people do buy OmniWeb.
     
  9. Macpoops macrumors 6502

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    Hotmail works fine for me with the acception of hotmail saying it has a javascript error. But after i reload it it works fine. much better and faster then with IE. which is so slow with Hotmail when i comes to check off the boxes
     
  10. ShaolinMiddleFinger thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I think I would do the same.

     
  11. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I would send in feedback scolding apple for acting stupidly, and
    then download the latest build of chimera, and be happy.
     
  12. 3777 macrumors 6502

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    Nah, browsers from major companies will always be free.
     
  13. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: Safari users.....What would you do if....

    Actually they could sell Safari as long as they continued to make their changes to the KHTML code freely available. The rendering engine is the only part that's open-source.
     
  14. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Re: Re: Re: Safari users.....What would you do if....

    But then why would people buy it if they can compile it themselves?

    Apple isn't dumb or poor enough to charge for a browser... Safari is an attack at IE, so as long as IE stays free, Safari will be free.




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  15. Goblin2099 macrumors member

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    Safari won't be charged for, it'll just be dependent on the latest OS. You want the latest Safari? Okay, shell out $130 for the next system upgrade. No big surprise there, and as much as it's a pain in the ass, it's a reasonable system.
     
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Safari users.....What would you do if....

    They can't compile it themselves. Only the rendering engine of Safari is open-source; everything else isn't.
     
  17. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    I would stick with Navigator, and tell Apple to kiss my azzz!!!:D :D ;)
     
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    its a ridiculous idea. Browsers are meant tobe free, no one will start aying as long as there are other options. People do pay for Omniweb, but it has other features than a standard web browser. This will never happen.
     
  20. mangoduck macrumors regular

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    the other way to look at this is: as long as safari is free, ie will have to be free as well to maintain popularity (at least on the mac). some market manipulation back atcha, ms! though there are other major open source alternatives (moz!) which i see remaining free till the end of time.

    if apple wants people to use their browser, it will stay free. i don't see anything to indicate otherwise. it's also in their best interest regarding independance from ms, together with keynote, and hopefully what the next appleworks rev brings.
     

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