No more Safari for 50% of Mac users

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Remotewroks, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Remotewroks macrumors newbie

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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/he...t-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
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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  3. Remotewroks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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    Btw Apple does not warn people that there Safari is outdated.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

    edit typo
     
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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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.
     

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