Safari for XP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by montycat, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. montycat macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, I am going to be a Mac newbie soon. First, let me say that the Mac forum community is way different from th XP forums. Most people here are not as sarcastic and judgmental as the Microsoft bunch. My first question here is there a way I can test drive Safari in XP? Monty
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    welcome to the forums :)

    nah, safari is a Mac app, and Apple don't make a PC version of it. Your next best alternative is Firefox, which is both Mac and PC compatible.
     
  3. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

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    Supposedly you can use this, which is an open source alternative that is actually the framework on which Safari is built.

    I've never used it though, and can't vouch for it.

    I personally recommend FireFox.
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    the best way to test anything Apple makes is to go to an Apple store. if there's not one near you, plan a vacation! if that's not an option, check out the online videos and other cool stuff on Apple's website.
     
  5. montycat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all, there is an Apple Store in my area but it is about 50 miles from me. Its in Orlando Fla. Jacksonville is also an option. I do use Firefox at times, but for some reason my pc will not let me save my preferences.
     
  6. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

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    A PC not acting the way it's supposed to? I refuse to believe it! :eek:
     
  7. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Be sure to hit the Florida Mall store over the Millenia one right now. The Millenia one is being re-done.

    Being able to sit there and play to your hearts content is worth the trip!!! :D

    I'm 54 miles from it - it's worth the drive.
     
  8. montycat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did hear the Millenia Mall is THE place to go for a Mac. Monty
     
  9. NuDarwin macrumors member

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    don't forget that there are a lot of great apple specialists that will be happy to show you the ins and outs of everything mac related.

    without all the appointment making and attitude offered up at the genius bars.
     
  10. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    This reminds me of the Dharma rumors (again supporting Yellow Box), which eventually led to this "screenshot." I dunno. The only WebKit browser I've seen on Windows is very out of sync feature wise with Safari, but it at least let's you see WebKit in action on Windows.

    There's just no real reason for Apple to release Safari for Windows. Safari was produced because of a distinct lack of quality browsers available for OS X, and also, in my opinion, for Apple to ween itself off of Microsoft. If someone wants a WebKit browser, they can create their own UI around WebKit, or support Swift. That's what's great about open source.
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    swift, windows port of webkit, is quite difficult to use, it is not optimized in windows environment, so its buggy and slow, I don't recommend you use it since it will give u wrong impression.
     
  12. Pili macrumors regular

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    Yeah, head to the Florida Mall instead of Millenia. The millenia apple store is under construction and im not even sure its open at all at this point (tho the millenia mall is nicer).
     
  13. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Hah. :) Welcome to Mac Rumors!

    I think that the best way to test Safari out would be to go to an Apple store (even run it on the computer you want to buy) or find a friend or relative that has a Mac.
     
  14. johnee macrumors 6502a

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    You really are a newbie ;)

    no, I must say MR is a pretty good place. I've been reading MR for a couple years now, but just recently have been posting as I'm about to buy a mbp. Lots of good people here.

    Welcome :)
     

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