No more Safari for 50% of Mac users

Remotewroks

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 23, 2011
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In the latest Safari security update Apple fixed more then 100 vulnerability's, but according to a dutch tech website "tweakers.nl" Apple discontinues support for 10.6 and older. http://tweakers.net/nieuws/83501/helft-os-x-gebruikers-kan-niet-updaten-naar-veilige-versie-van-safari.html
Apple's respond to this is that users need to upgrade there OS or buy a new Mac. Only problem with this is that more then 50% of Mac users are still on Snow Leopard or older.
http://netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0&qpcustomb=*2
You still get the normal system fixes (for how long?) but not for Safari.
I'm still on Snow because i do not like Lion's UI. Allot of other people have Mac's that can't run lion.
Now i need to use Firefox so i can safe browse the web.

How can this be possible? So soon!

Regards,
RW
 

Remotewroks

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 23, 2011
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From your link, 48.61% are on 10.6 or older and I'm sure that number is decreasing by the day.

More Mac users are on Lion or above than on SL or below.
I agree, almost 50% on Lion as well. But even if it's less then 30% still allot of users are at risk. I don't know what Apple fixed.
Btw Apple does not warn people that there Safari is outdated.

Rw

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robgendreau

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Jul 13, 2008
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That's why Safari is meh as a browser. There are alternatives. Apple uses Safari to showcase integration with the system software; ditto for MS and IE. So you get Chrome, Opera, FF, etc. Apple does leave some things for other developers to work on.