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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.
  1. Internet Explorer Ain’t Dead: It’s pretty obvious that killing Internet Explorer isn’t a child’s play. If Firefox and Opera are having such a difficult time beating Internet Explorer, what makes Apple so hopeful? We must also not forget that Internet Explorer is bundled with Windows, and that means a lot of mainstream users already have an application to work with. If Firefox weren’t able to create enough viral market adoption for the mainstream audience, Apple would have to be delusional to expect people to use a browser from a company they don’t even know makes a browser.

  2. Firefox, Anyone? After Internet Explorer, Apple has Firefox to go after. I hope Apple doesn’t expect to solely steal market share away from Internet Explorer. There are other entrants who would have to pay for Apple to be successful. Yeah, right! Like that’s ever going to happen. Firefox is successful because of the community and its efforts. It takes a lot of resources and a genuinely nice product/organization to get support from a community that is willing to work and develop plug-ins on their own time for free to enhance the user experience. Can Apple secure such a loyal following?

  3. O for Opera: Apple needs to look at Opera to figure out why Internet Explorer and now Firefox (at least somewhat) dominate the market. There is a reason Opera isn’t a widely used browser. It’s because people, other than enthusiasts, don’t have an interest in using an alternative browser that’s already available to them. On top of that, I don’t see how Apple plans to monetize from Safari’s adoption unless they are planning to do it indirectly. Maybe they want to spread the word about the Mac platform with Safari. Maybe if people like Safari, they will be more interested in Apple’s OS X, and thus the Mac platform as a whole. Hmm… sounds too farfetched.

  4. Nobody Likes Safari: Need I say more? Apple’s Mac community loathes Safari like the plague. If it’s loyal community doesn’t prefer their native browser, oh, is it going to be difficult to convert new users? Let’s work on improving Safari for the Mac, shall we, Apple? Apple needs to get a clue and start taking a more realistic approach towards browsers. It just can’t be the best at everything it does.

  5. Who Cares? Plain and simple, who cares? Why should I get Safari over Firefox (I won’t even count Internet Explorer to make it easier on the company.)? What substantial features does Safari offers compared to other browsers?

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.
Personally I like the Norwegian Opera

Source: CoolTechZone.com
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Yea, it all seems spot on! I know i d/l'd the program and then immediately proceded to remove it
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In my opinion Safari for Windows failed... I've stopped using Firefox because it was such a memory hogg, I went back to IE for now...
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I downloaded it and tried it. Then unistalled it.

Slower than FF, fuzzier than FF/Opera/IE.

The advantages I found were...
    
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Originally Posted by Steve-0 View Post
In my opinion Safari for Windows failed... I've stopped using Firefox because it was such a memory hogg, I went back to IE for now...
Yeah that extra 864KILObytes of ram more it uses is murder...

http://www.overclock.net/attachment....1&d=1182362823
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I like safari for mac and windows... So now that guys article is 1/5 wrong
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In my opinion Safari for Windows failed... I've stopped using Firefox because it was such a memory hogg, I went back to IE for now...
You should try Opera. Right now I have a few web page tabs open and it's only taking 23MB memory, whereas Firefox takes about 30MB for just one page(and the bare FF homepage at that), and IE is at 24MB.

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Yeah that extra 864KILObytes of ram more it uses is murder...

http://www.overclock.net/attachment....1&d=1182362823
Wow, your's takes up more(7Mb or so) mem than mine does...wonder why...
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In my opinion Safari for Windows failed... I've stopped using Firefox because it was such a memory hogg, I went back to IE for now...
FF = speed. If your computer is not from 1980's, it won't hog memory...
    
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On my old iMac (with the pivotal screen) Safari B3 runs a hell of a lot better than FF or IE. All flash, JS, and ajax stuff runs like 75% faster.

I donno, I also like Safari's sleek Mac look, but thats all just personal opinion.
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Yeah 30-40MBs isn't really that much when you've got gigs of ram. But a smaller footprint is nice IMO. I've been using Opera for several years now and I like it. It's faster at loading than IE and (IMO) Firefox, and doesn't take as much memory as FF.

I use FF too though. I really don't like IE.
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