Can anyone tell me why now Apple is sending updates of Safari for windows with iTunes and iPod software updates. How long has safari been available for windows. Does it have the same attributes of safari on apple has as far as having minimal hacking, spyware and viruses or is that more a feature of the operating system?
If you have Quicktime installed, you will be prompted to install itunes and the new safari web browser. Have not tested it though so i'm waiting for others to give their opinion on this one. Don't like to have too many browsers to work with on the PC so i'm still using IE 7. It's probably just their way to introduce their new browser without you having to check it out at their website. Many people were not aware of safari until that popup appeared.
Safari can be uninstalled (if installed) and you can opt out of installing it. I personally don't know why anybody would use QuickTime (outside of iTunes) because it's completely slow on Windows Machines. I downloaded a iPhone movie from their website and the narrators voice was completely off from the video. I opened it in Windows Media Player and it worked perfectly fine.
Once iTunes (or QuickTime) asks you to update it should ask what you want, all you need to do is uncheck Safari. The only time I would use Safari would be on the iPhone / iPod Touch.
Safari on a mac is much more integrated in the system. For example, it can access the Keychain (system-wide password memory) or your system-wide Address Book. And it's quite fast, okay. But it's not as stable as other browsers, I think it's ugly and plug-ins are only available indirectly on Mac OS.
Windows doesn't have the Keychain, Windows doesn't have the Address Book and most of the add-ons I know aren't available for Windows. Also, it seems to be much more unstable on windows.
I suppose you'll avoid it on Windows.
Safari is just awesome on the looks. It has a slick and modern appearance. But unfortunately all the addons present now are available for Mac OS X only and none are available for Windows version of Safari. But I still say to give it a try. Definitely much much better than IE 7 if I may say so.
Safari is not my kind of web browser, yea it may look awesome but I am loyal to Mozilla Firefox. I been using ever since it came out. Before that I was using normal Mozilla some of you might not know what I am talking about. I think it should be separate from the update in my opinion. I do believe Apple is going to turn into another Microsoft. I don't use I tunes but I have friends that use it and are very upset at being force to download it.
Safari doesn't respect all CSS yet so heh not really excited for it on windows platform but then google Chrome is another interesting browser