who will use safari for windows

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do you use safari on your windows machine as main browser

  1. Yes

    37 vote(s)
    57.8%
  2. No

    27 vote(s)
    42.2%
  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    #1
    1. web developer?

    2. ppl who like speed?

    3. ppl who like features

    4. ppl who like to dress their windows like OSX?

    1. YES
    2. Opera users are hard to convert
    3. Features? Safari 3 is slim
    4. Its funny, firefox with propor theme looks more like safari on OSX than this safari for windows, weird.
     
  2. DinnyHoon macrumors member

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    #2
    Despite its ugliness, I have installed it as my default browser on Windows XP. I was getting sick of IE7 anyway, so this new release came just in time.
     
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I'm struggling to think of a typical Safari user on Windows. The average Joe will use IE from day one and see no need to change. The more advanced Windows' user will already have one or more very capable alternative browsers. Which leaves mac users who are more comfortable with Safari.

    I just can't see what Safari brings to the party... a lot of mac users don't even use it. And all this at a time when Apple are apparently short of human resources :confused:
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

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    i'd think that either Firefox or Safari would be the chioce on Windows PC's now,
    love to know how much the user base jumps up from 4.9% in say 3 months
    6 months and 12 months

    would be nice to see a 10% then 15% and even 20% market share
     
  5. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I've been running it for the past day and REALLY like it so far. The familiarity is nice to have :)

    I think it'll be the biggest boon to web developers, however.
     
  6. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    SJ sure sounds like he was thinking big when he trashed firefox's 15% number, but Im thinking apple should make safari more native to attract windows users, as its current incarnation, safari for windows is not at the same quality level as firefox/opera/IE.

    Windows platform is wild and dangerous, QT is infamous, iTunes is being criticized for its chunky, were not for iPOD, I wonder if iTunes can survive. And new safari was exposed of security hole 2 hours after release, ...... I will wait and see if apple is ready for this.
     
  7. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    agreed wholeheartedly. i really don't know how SJ plans to eat up FF's market share. it took FF years to get to where it is today, and FF was more ready than today's safari (even the current stable OS X version).
     
  8. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    I tried using it for a couple of hours-forcing myself really. But I can't stand it. I hate the way fonts look the (nasty anti-aliasing), and tons of stuff is just broken or missing compared to Firefox.

    I hate to say it, but Internet Explorer 7 seems like a much better browser...not that I ever use it. At any rate, I'm not more inclined to use Safari on Windows than on OS X.
     
  9. Teddy's macrumors 6502

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    At work

    I am using it at work and I love it. It's like being at home and happy. :D
     
  10. Teddy's macrumors 6502

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    No. No way Jose. Nope. Zero cool.
     
  11. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    zdnet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: safari for windows will be used only by
    and
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=498&page=3
     
  12. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Why?
     
  13. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't use it on my home Mac.

    But at work, it's ***** GREAT

    people are like...."what's that"

    and I just say it's new, go away.

    Today, I'm going to use it all day and really test it out.

    *goes to work*
     
  14. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox + Adblock + Flashblock is just too sublime; I cannot go back to any other browser.

    I tried it last night. It is quick, but some websites won't load (including my banking website which is a must-have). So I uninstalled it.
     
  15. djellison macrumors 68020

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    I don't even use Safari on my Macbook - why woud I bother using it on my PC.

    Doug
     
  16. curmudgeon macrumors newbie

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    I'm testing it

    While waiting for new iMac, i am trying Safari out on my Inspiron 8000 running Windoze 2000
     
  17. Teddy's macrumors 6502

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    I don't know Wolfpup, IE7 just doesn't work for me. I have tried hard for more than 3 months and I am sorry I don't like it. I have tried firefox and nothing. Let's see if I still like Safari on Windows in the long run.

    On my Mac at home, I like options like Camino. I will never use firefox on my Mac, it is just slow at start up.

    What I don't like the most is that the people at work keep installing google, yahoo, and "x" toolbars that just keep their IE slower and slower. But that's not me though. I just let them live and be slower.
     
  18. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using it right now, waiting for the iMac update. :/
    The font smoothing is so nice...
     
  19. macridah macrumors 6502a

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    That would be lovely. Than even more websites will officially support safari which helps out mac users.
     
  20. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yep. Once I saw how fast it was (Good lord, I had no idea Windows could run.. fast!:eek: ;) :D) I said goodbye Firefox! Plus I've already gotten someone else to convert. (Friend with a PC: She wants a Mac badly, but can't afford one at the moment, so for right now, Safari 3 and FlyakiteOSX will have to do. :))
     
  21. macfaninpdx macrumors regular

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    I will use it on Windows (already do), but I can't as my main browser. Too many work-related sites won't display correctly. I have a feeling that this will change as Safari grows more market-share with Windows users, though.
     
  22. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    Well its pretty even right now I chose no because I use Opera on windows.
     
  23. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    WSafari already has a proof-of-concept exploit. Oops!
     
  24. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    This was one of my fears. Didn't take long did it?
     
  25. yellow Moderator emeritus

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