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Apple released a new version of Safari for Windows today. Version 3.1.2 is recommended for all Safari Windows users and includes stability improvements and the latest security updates.

Computerworld reports that the new version of Safari for Windows provides a fix for a possible "carpet bomb" issue that was described by Nitesh Dhanjani in May. This exploit alone was considered a nuisance by itself, but combined with other flaws in Windows and Internet Explorer could have resulted in a security risk.

This latest update appears to address this and other security issues for Safari for Windows users.

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John01021988

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Good to know they doing something to fix these security flaws. Only thing I can say right now is...... Safari feels Snappier
 
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Anonymous Freak

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I've wondered why Safari on Windows didn't give the same "the file you are downloading may be an executable" warning the way OS X did. It gives you the option of refusing the download. (In which case, it cancels a partly-finished download; or, if the download was fast enough that it completed before you clicked "OK", it leaves the downloaded file, but with a different extension, rendering it un-runnable.)
 
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R.Youden

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Are the issues effecting Safari for Windows relevant to Safari for OSX? If not then we may not see a 3.1.2 until there is a real need for it.
 
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Stridder44

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Even ask a Mac "fanboy" I could never recommend Safari for Windows. It's buggy and just looks way out of place.
 
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arn

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Are the issues effecting Safari for Windows relevant to Safari for OSX? If not then we may not see a 3.1.2 until there is a real need for it.

Sounds like the carpet bomb potential is there (a malicious site could litter your download folder with lots of files) in OS X, but it can't autoexecute them, which apparently could happen on Windows, before this update.

arn
 
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WindowsGuy

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Safari for Windows

Even ask a Mac "fanboy" I could never recommend Safari for Windows. It's buggy and just looks way out of place.

I'm a Windows user by choice and I love Safari on Windows. I just hope Apple builds more functionality into it for my iPhone
 
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balk

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I am not on Windows so who can tell:
"Does Safari feel even snappier now?"

edit:
ok, next time, I should read.... But I'm glad to hear it does feel snappier ;)
 
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kprf

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As far as Windows side goes I think Safari won't ever be as good as Firefox. It's just too buggy and yes, like one person here mentioned - "out of place".

Oh well. Good to know that they are fixing issues for Windows Safari users, if there are any..
 
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WindowsGuy

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As far as Windows side goes I think Safari won't ever be as good as Firefox. It's just too buggy and yes, like one person here mentioned - "out of place".

Oh well. Good to know that they are fixing issues for Windows Safari users, if there are any..

Windows would be 98% of the PC's in the World. I'd think Apple would be smart to take advantage of that market share.

If I'm not mistaken Adobe is updating their software for Windows users first and then Mac. And Acrobat has Windows only features that aren't on the Mac.
 
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kprf

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Windows would be 98% of the PC's in the World. I'd think Apple would be smart to take advantage of that market share.

If I'm not mistaken Adobe is updating their software for Windows users first and then Mac. And Acrobat has Windows only features that aren't on the Mac.

Windows is on 98% of the PC's in the world?
 
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28monkeys

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Mac OSX will take a long time to eat up windows' existing market share. But the question is when will mac OSX will made well known among the third world countries so apple really should adopt a new strategy to give attention on the third world where they still use a silly dell desktop installed with windows XP
 
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Devin994

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Jun 15, 2008
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I would never

I would never expect this kind of thing with Windows. --wink--
This is why I will switch to :apple: soon.
 
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WindowsGuy

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Trust me, I was the biggest Mac/Apple fan there could be...

Until I had to work in the business world and had a very rude awakening.
My conversion was slow but I am now a Windows XP (not Vista) fan and I can Network and work in the real business world.

Unless you are in the graphics arena where Mac loyalists will hang on; you can't do day to day business tasks on a Mac, especially if you have to work with data files and SQL DB's.

I hope this changes in the future but it's a fact for Business Today.
 
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mattster16

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I'm a Windows user by choice and I love Safari on Windows. I just hope Apple builds more functionality into it for my iPhone

Agreed. Well I'm not a Windows user but I love Safari on Windows at work. Go to an article on the NYTimes or any article on any site in both Firefox 3 and in Safari. There is just no contest between font rendering. With Firefox or any other browser I feel like I'm looking at some 8-bit Apple IIe screen font.

I love Firefox for it's add-ons and features, but I'm not really a 'power' browser either and don't use a lot of features. When it comes to actually reading what's on the screen Safari wins.
 
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