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D. Paul

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Just got some info on this and installed. Anyone know anything about it yet? I see Mozilla CEO is upset that it is sent out as an update.
 

Robert Truelove

Puritan Board Sophomore
I use it on the Mac as my preferred browser. I have Firefox as well but tend to only use it when Safari will not work for a particular Web site (which is very rare).

If I were using Windows as a client machine, I would use Firefox or Safari as my deault browser because IE is so insecure. Microsoft's ongoing attempt to make IE more secure is to make the web more and more inaccessible when using it.
 

Zenas

Snow Miser
Get on Safari, google Camino, download Camino and install it. Once it's on your system, delete Safari and any other browsers you have. They're all horrible in comparison to Camino.

P.S. Camino is made by Mozilla, but Firefox doesn't seem to operate as well as Camino does.
 

Casey

Puritan Board Junior
My problem is I have an old version of OS X and I don't get free upgrades on Safari. Yeah, if I owned a rival OS, I'd get free upgrades. Doesn't make sense to me. Maybe I'd like Safari more if I had a newer version, but alas, I'm cheap. ;)

Camino is for OS X and only works on OS X, but it uses the Gecko rendering engine that Firefox uses. So, Camino is a native port of Firefox for Mac. It's fast (-er than Firefox), smooth, and uses Mac style.

The only problem with Camino is that if you like Firefox extensions and plug-ins, they don't work with Camino. But if you don't use these things, then Camino is better -- uses less memory and works faster in OS X.

I switched to Camino from Firefox when I noticed Firefox running slow and sometimes crashing. Camino doesn't do that for me.
 

Casey

Puritan Board Junior
I noticed it got installed automatically when I updated iTunes yesterday.
I have Safari 1.3.2 (from 2005!) on my computer. I can't download the new version (3.1) unless I have OS X Tiger or Leopard -- since I have Panther, well . . I'm out of luck.
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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I noticed it got installed automatically when I updated iTunes yesterday.
I have Safari 1.3.2 (from 2005!) on my computer. I can't download the new version (3.1) unless I have OS X Tiger or Leopard -- since I have Panther, well . . I'm out of luck.
I should clarify that I'm running Windows Vista. The OP didn't mention what was meant by the Mozilla CEO being upset by "an update" but I'm pretty sure it has to do with the fact that Apple pushed it's browser down with the latest iTunes update so millions now have a browser on their desktop whereas with Firefox you'd have to go out to download/install yourself.
 

raekwon

Puritan Board Junior
To be fair to Apple, there was a checkbox next to "Safari" on the Apple Software Update app. Unchecking it would've prevented installation.
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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To be fair to Apple, there was a checkbox next to "Safari" on the Apple Software Update app. Unchecking it would've prevented installation.
To be fair to Microsoft, they were just putting their browser in with their Operating System.
 

D. Paul

Puritan Board Sophomore
I noticed it got installed automatically when I updated iTunes yesterday.
I have Safari 1.3.2 (from 2005!) on my computer. I can't download the new version (3.1) unless I have OS X Tiger or Leopard -- since I have Panther, well . . I'm out of luck.
I should clarify that I'm running Windows Vista. The OP didn't mention what was meant by the Mozilla CEO being upset by "an update" but I'm pretty sure it has to do with the fact that Apple pushed it's browser down with the latest iTunes update so millions now have a browser on their desktop whereas with Firefox you'd have to go out to download/install yourself.
Sorry...that's exactly it.
 

jbergsing

Puritan Board Sophomore
I tried Firefox, Camino and even Opera on my MacBook. I'm sticking with Safari because it runs better than any of the 3rd party apps. And 3.1 runs even faster! I love it!
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
Staff member
I tried Firefox, Camino and even Opera on my MacBook. I'm sticking with Safari because it runs better than any of the 3rd party apps. And 3.1 runs even faster! I love it!
I think that for 90% of web browsing this is going to be true. The reason for this is that Safari is designed to run only properly coded web sites. A good amount of the "bloat" of the Firefox or the IE browsers has to do with code designed to deal with "sloppy" programming of sites. Hence, there are some sites that don't run properly under Opera.

It's interesting if you've ever worked with an Open Source program like Joomla or Drupal that a lot of the extensions to these programs usually have a section called "Safari compatibility" because of this issue.
 

BlackCalvinist

Puritan Board Senior
To be fair to Apple, there was a checkbox next to "Safari" on the Apple Software Update app. Unchecking it would've prevented installation.
Yeah, that's about normal. But I think Apple took advantage of the fact that most Windows users aren't used to the Apple Software Update window and are too lazy to read :worms: let alone uncheck a box... :D


(*ducks all the WinFlames coming soon*)
 

Ranger

Puritan Board Freshman
Get on Safari, google Camino, download Camino and install it. Once it's on your system, delete Safari and any other browsers you have. They're all horrible in comparison to Camino.
That was true before Safari 3.1. Camino is extremely slow in comparison (not as slow as Omniweb or Firefox, but much slower than Safari). Furthermore, Safari now has true single window mode, ad-block support and much better PDF, RSS and search support. Furthermore, you can addon Inquisitor which might be the best all around addon to any browser whether PC or Mac.
 

raekwon

Puritan Board Junior
To be fair to Apple, there was a checkbox next to "Safari" on the Apple Software Update app. Unchecking it would've prevented installation.
To be fair to Microsoft, they were just putting their browser in with their Operating System.
Yeah, that never really bothered me either and I didn't understand the collective "harumph" from the online community back when MS decided to do that. There was nothing that said that IE had to be used.
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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To be fair to Apple, there was a checkbox next to "Safari" on the Apple Software Update app. Unchecking it would've prevented installation.
To be fair to Microsoft, they were just putting their browser in with their Operating System.
Yeah, that never really bothered me either and I didn't understand the collective "harumph" from the online community back when MS decided to do that. There was nothing that said that IE had to be used.
That was a different time in the industry. Microsoft had fallen behind and missed the bow wave to some extent and Netscape was really the browser at the time. I think a lot of it had to do with the "irrational exuberance" of the time that believed that countless $billions would be made by the owner of the dominant browser and here you have this behemoth that makes the OS for nearly every computer on the planet and they're bundling their browser into the OS in a way that cannot be distinguished from the OS. It's sort of funny to look back at now but, at the time, it was a big deal.
 

BlackCalvinist

Puritan Board Senior
Okay, all this talk of 3.1 has me interested. Since I already installed it, I'm going to switch and try it for a bit..... (on FF right now)
 

jbergsing

Puritan Board Sophomore
I noticed it got installed automatically when I updated iTunes yesterday.
I have Safari 1.3.2 (from 2005!) on my computer. I can't download the new version (3.1) unless I have OS X Tiger or Leopard -- since I have Panther, well . . I'm out of luck.
That's correct. You have to be running either Tiger or Leopard to run Safari 3. Can't you run Tiger on your machine?
 

fredtgreco

Vanilla Westminsterian
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I love this. Apple installs a "self-updating system" more secretive than Windows Update, and then pushes a whole new program onto your system (not to mention that iTunes and Quicktime steal all audio/video associations), and has proprietary applications, does not let third parties on, and microsoft is big brother!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

fredtgreco

Vanilla Westminsterian
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BlackCalvinist

Puritan Board Senior
They force by default....

Unless you're Martin Luther pre-conversion, what person with a modicum of dignity, sense and self-worth would use Windows Vista ?
 
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