Apple’s Safari is making its way to the Windows platform with the serious intention of making a dent in the market. As brilliant as the people are at Apple, I can’t help but laugh at their, to put it politely, delusion. Before I ramble on too much, here are my five reasons why Safari will fail on the Windows platform.
The 2MM downloads we have seen in 48 hours are for the sake of novelty at best. People, who are involved, more so than average users, are trying out Safari merely to check it out. Once the novelty wears off, they will flock back to Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. In essence, any traction that Safari is seeing right now is temporary, and Apple shouldn’t expect to wound, let alone kill, Internet Explorer. There are far better alternatives than Safari, and Apple is wasting time and resources on a project that isn’t going to take off.