“It makes perfect sense for Apple to release its Safari web browser for Windows, but the question is: What right-thinking Windows user would want it?” asks Wired’s Leander Kahney. “Safari sucks.”
MacDailyNews Take: Well, there goes whatever credibility that Mr. Charity Critic possessed in return for getting to play shock jock in text for a split-second. The big problem with Kahney’s view is that it’s untrue. Safari simply doesn’t “suck.” But whatever, no accountability, right, Leander?
Kahney continues, “A lot of Mac users won’t run the browser (I’m one of them), so why would anyone run it on Windows?”
MacDailyNews Take: If 18.6 million Mac OS X users run Safari and there are 22 million Mac OS X users, then 85% of Mac users run Safari – which coincides with our sites’ stats for Mac visitors and the browsers they are using. Sorry to disrupt Kahney’s stream of blather with the reality of basic math. We now return you to Kahney’s screed:
Kahney continues, “On my Mac, Safari is buggy and unreliable. It’s always crashing…”
MacDailyNews Take: We use Safari every day. This article and every article since yesterday afternoon has been posted via Safari 3 beta. It hasn’t crashed once despite being used on multiple Macs, each for hours with us juggling multiple tabs, switching apps, and visiting literally hundreds of sites. No, it’s not perfect: hence the “beta” designation. But, it’s certainly the best overall browser available today – we’ve tried them all – and very few people push their browsers to the extent we do. Kahney should offload some of those cheeseball Safari hacks he’s probably got running or get someone who knows what the heck they’re doing to look at his Mac because his situation as described, if true, is extremely atypical.
[Disclaimer: Having taste and brains, we don’t bother trying to use Windows beyond keeping up with Redmond’s latest in order to be able to accurately compare with Apple’s efforts. So, we haven’t yet tried Safari for Windows beta and it certainly could be crashing up a storm over there in hell — but wouldn’t that simply provide the warm comfort of familiarity to the sufferers?]
Full article, Think Before You Click™, here.
In addition, we have reports from both CNET and The Register, of course, questioning Safari’s security by quoting the likes of one David Maynor. That’s David “If you watch those ‘Get a Mac’ commercials enough, it eventually makes you want to stab one of those users in the eye with a lit cigarette” Maynor. Still trying to to fulfill your wants, David? Also of interest, please see the related article: SecureWorks admits falsifying Apple MacBook ‘60-second wireless hijacking?’ – August 18, 2006
CNET’s, Think Before You Click™, is here.
The Register’s, Think Before You Click™, is here.
MacDailyNews Take: Oh, from where, oh, where does this Safari for Windows FUD originate? We wonder.