Safari now available on Windows

Hi, this is just a short post to let you know that Safari is now available on windows. It’s was unveiled at the World Wide Developer Conference 2007 by Steve jobs himself.

I can’t stress enough how important this is for all Safari users. Most developers still use Windows when developing web sites (it’s changing, but don’t try to fool me, we’re not there yet). Will all these developers test in Safari? Hell no, even though there’s probably some hacky way to get Safari running, but I doubt many will go through the hassle of doing it. I know I don’t. I also know that I now will test in Safari. For starters, this site is broken, need to fix.

Congratulations all users of Safari, you have a bright future ahead of you. Also congratulations to Apple, for playing their cards exactly right (first Intel Macs, now this).

6 responses to “Safari now available on Windows

  1. Maybe its just the developers I interact with, but I rarely see them on Windows. It would be interesting to see how that gap looks (although hard to measure).

  2. Unfortunately the beta seems so buggy that it is completely unusable (at least on my machine, running Win XP SP2 Media Center).

  3. From what I’ve heard it does some really bad things to your system, breaking even Quicktime and possibly going so far as to replacing components. That’s too bad, I was really excited to get an opportunity to test my sites in Safari without bribing Mac friends or using those browser shot sites. :P

  4. I’ve been using Safari for about 6 months now, and its really influenced my design process. I used to design for Firefox first; now I design for Safari first.

    I expect Safari for Windows will be pretty awful for awhile (anyone remember IE for Mac?); we’ll have to see how committed Steve and company remain to the project.

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