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Safari: Anyone use it on a Windows PC?
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Aug 17, 2011, 09:59 PM
 
I'm curious, does anyone actually use Safari on their Windows machines? Safari is my favourite Mac browser, but it just never felt right to me on a Windows PC.

One reason I'm asking is I've been using Firefox up to now on my Windows machines, but it has some horrendous memory leaks. I was using Chrome, but it has some weird incompatibilities, which made wonder to what else to use. Ironically, I'm back on Internet Explorer right now, and then I thought about Safari again.
     
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Aug 17, 2011, 10:08 PM
 
I use it.

Who cares what anyone else uses, use what works for you.
     
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Aug 17, 2011, 10:10 PM
 
I used to use it on my windows PC at work. It does a good job, but on Windows I tend to use Chrome.
     
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Aug 17, 2011, 10:10 PM
 
I also use it, and have no major issues with it on Windows.
     
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Aug 18, 2011, 03:35 AM
 
yes at work, works fine.
     
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Aug 18, 2011, 08:40 AM
 
I guess I'll have to give it another try. Safari is a natural choice on the Mac side, but on Windows I don't see it competing with Chrome, but maybe I'm biased against it because I was using Win Safari most recently on a very low memory laptop.

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Aug 18, 2011, 09:26 AM
 
At work I use Firefox and IE8...at home I use Safari on Windows (and sometimes also Firefox).
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Aug 18, 2011, 02:01 PM
 
I used it for about 3 years, and just recently switched to Firefox for everything. Safari wasn't nearly as anti-Windows as iTunes was, I thought it worked fine.
     
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Aug 18, 2011, 07:47 PM
 
I use Chrome on Win7.

Safari: it's OK but like others have said, it doesn't feel right on Windows.

IE 9: It's a decent browser but the interface sucks.

Firefox: weird incompatibility problems here.
     
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Aug 18, 2011, 08:47 PM
 
Safari always seemed slow as heck to me on Windows.
     
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Aug 18, 2011, 10:29 PM
 
I've tried, Chrome on Windows is better
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Aug 19, 2011, 12:51 AM
 
I doubt it.

Basic feature set.
Poor performance
Limited extensions.
Chrome is available.
     
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Aug 19, 2011, 01:35 AM
 
Well, I am using Safari right now, and it still just doesn't "feel" right. Plus I actually like the metal skin, which isn't the way it looks in Windows. Not "feeling right" would be OK, except I was just playing with the Safari preferences, and the preferences window locked up. I had to kill the entire application and restart it.

Here's hoping Firefox 7 really does fix all the memory leak issues, cuz after playing with these various browsers for the last few days, I really want to go back to Firefox. I really want to like Chrome, and I do like it better than Safari in many ways, but the weird bugs with certain sites mean I can't use it full time. IE and Firefox seem like they're the most compatible.
     
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Aug 19, 2011, 03:39 AM
 
I once used Safari on my old computer. But it ran slowly. (maybe depend on my PC). I then took FireFox as the default browser.

Now with my Windows 7 PC, I am using Chrome.
     
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Aug 19, 2011, 09:33 AM
 
Opera.
     
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Aug 19, 2011, 03:21 PM
 
I find Chrome in Windows (XP Pro) to run better than any browser on any platform. I like Safari, but Chrome is lightning fast and has a very pleasing UI.
     
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Aug 19, 2011, 07:48 PM
 
Firefox 7.0 just went beta. Now running this. I hope this solves the memory leak problems.

Firefox web browser | Help us test the latest beta
     
   
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