Tried and discarded it all within 15 minutes
I am not one of those rabid Mac-haters, or for that matter, equally rabid Mac-lovers. I prefer PCs, but I am comfortable using both platforms, and often test cross-platform applications. Safari in Macs offer some great features right-out-of-the-box. So I decided to try out the Safari for Windows. I admit I was enticed by its faster-than-Firefox promise at the Apple website.
Right at the beginning, I was hampered by its complete lack of integrated plugins for any web-based work; it did not have the ability to read PDFs, support Java, and play Shockwave and Flash content, RealMedia files, and strangely, even Apple's proprietary QuickTime files. The Apple webpage that lists these plugins for download only shows hyperlinks to the software manufacturer website, such as adobe.com for the PDF reader.
Safari for Windows did not recognize any of the programs (and corresponding plugins) already installed in my computer, such as Adobe Acrobat, Java JRE 126.96.36.199, QuickTime 7.1.6, RealPlayer 10, or Adobe (Macromedia) Flash and Shockwave players. The applications did not recognize Safari for Windows either. Reinstalling these applications from the manufacturers' website did not aid in recognition. So I was left with a reduced functionality browser. No wonder it SEEMS faster than the other browsers!!
I uninstalled it, and went back to my beloved Firefox.
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