Safari For Windows is Abandoned By Apple, Leaving Users Vulnerable With No Warning

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chop_slap

Oh please, you guys, everyone know that Apple is an honest company who want more than just your money. They always care for your well being.

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renodude18

Well that was nice to know apple. They need to work on their PR skills a bit if their going to pull software support or stop making updates for the browser. I was using Safari Primarily for my iphone to get my bookmarks from my windows laptop. But I had stopped using Safari as it can be a little slow with youtube videos and switched to firefox, but at the rate firefox is updating version rather than bug updates I think I may just go back to chrome which even after all this time of being neglected and bookmarks only being ported over to it over the past few months it runs everything smoothly and youtube and such runs just fine on it. Safari had slown down over the past few months firefox is a little slow or sometimes fast so goodbye safari hello chrome!

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keyzs

pls, pls, pls!!!! pull QuickTime and the rest of your rubbish, bs codecs off the world!!! drop dead for all i care!!!!

i would be among the first to uninstall.... hopefully Adobe and the rest of the developers will rely less on this rotten codec and move on to something else especially for their products like Premiere and AE.

good riddance!!!

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noobstix

My oldest brother had used Safari on his old ass laptop for a while until we loaded on Google Chrome. He still uses iTunes to sync his iPhone 4 and shit. Personally, the only Apple software that I've used is Quicktime since audio clips (like from podcasts) on some websites require it.

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wolfing

I liked Safari for Windows.
Wait wait, no I'm not a user, but as a web developer, when someone using a Mac reported some issue in some page, I could run Safari in my computer and see it and troubleshoot it for myself. 8.6% of the visitors to my sites use Safari (probably from Macs or iPads I guess).
I'll still use it though as mostly I just visit my sites with it, but you never know when a wrong click can send you to an infected site.

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sh0gun

Tens of people will be affected...

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gothliciouz

what is safari?

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imagonex

Isn't a safari, like, you know, when you go in a vehicle and explore the wildlife? Safari browser must be someone who looks at the animals from the vehicle.

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stradric

I'm pretty sure the market share for Safari on Windows was rather dismal. Most browser stats don't even distinguish Safari from Safari for Windows or just put Safari for Windows in the 'Other' category. Midori probably outnumbers Safari for Windows.

The sad thing is that the person who would run Safari for Windows is probably the same exact person who would miss this news and remain vulnerable. If Apple cared about their customers, which they certainly don't, they would issue an update to Windows users that would remove Safari.

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steve771

Crappy browser, good riddance. But it's pretty lousy of Crapple to leave people hanging. Kinda reminds you of Microsucks. Ah, what a pair we the lowly masses are stuck with.

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agello24

the browser was crappy and slow. similar to the mac os and the users.

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JanSolo

What he meant to say was that Mac users are trendy kids who like fashion accessories and use subpar, over priced products and then defend with their bad purchasing decisions with emotional rationales and anecdotal evidence.

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routine

Ha! that's funny.. I was thinking the same thing about you Windows users. =)

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Mortal_M

You know what's even funnier? the fact that you are here in MaximumPC when you are not a PC user, in an article where most comments will be bashing on apple, Hmmm I wonder why?

I mean this in a friendly way, I'm not willing to take part in a flame war. (a little contradictory, I know)

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routine

eh.. Safari on the Mac is not all that either. I use Chrome on my MacBook Pro.

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Engelsstaub

2nd that.

I don't know why any Windows users would be upset. I've never heard of anyone who uses Safari on Windows. iTunes; yeah, but Safari is pointless when even most versions of IE are better (and I say that as a person who dislikes IE.)

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AndreRio

I been using safari for a long time, and I always liked because it was from Apple.

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sasquatchua

My experience with Safari on Windows was being repeatedly harassed about installing it as part of iTunes. So in my book this news story is "Apple volunteered to stop spamming Windows users."

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Hilarity

Who buys their shit? Every time I walk past my local apple shitstore there are hundreds of skinny jean wearing latte sipping wankers ejaculating over crapple's shit. Why? I don't get it. Overpriced un-upgradeable shit which is obsolete one week after getting ripped off and buying it.

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Talcum X

What's next? They going to pull quick time and iTunes? Soon there will be an Apple internet only available to the Mac Mobs and then there will be the internet for everyone else.

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Scatter

I hope they don't pull iTunes for Windows. I doubt they ever will. Too many users.

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Engelsstaub

That would never happen. iTunes is the largest retailer of music in the world. Most people with computers are running Windows...that would be financial suicide to them.

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alabasterdragon

But if they shot themselves in the foot, don't they have another foot!?!

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livebriand

Did anyone use that POS? All I ever did that involved it was unchecking it when updating iTunes. (which I only installed on another machine for an iPod)

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majorsuave

I installed it once when it came out for Windows to try it. I must have run it twice then wiped it off.

Even on a Mac or an iPhone I see no compelling reason to use it when Chrome is available, which is the case.

And then again, I have no macs and I use an Android phone :)

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DarkMatter

~never used that space sucking browser anyway.

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Baer

Anyone who puts apple crapola on a P C is asking for problems, slowdowns and suprice garbage like Safari. If you must load i tunes be sure to remove Bonjour service and Apple Push (renamed Apple updater) and in MS config keep Quicktime from loading at startup.

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hammeredtoast

I just don't know how Apple can pull junk like this and still be considered a reputable company year in and year out.

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alabasterdragon

Considering 9.5 out of 10 Occupy Wall Street dopes are apple dependents, how good you not guess that they would be considered reputable. Hell Apple corporations is the poster child for everything those 1d10ts claimed to be against, yet they treat Apple like they are the exception and not the definition. When you have geniuses like that as your customer base, it's not hard to pull the wool over their eyes.

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PCLinuxguy

agreed. and those commercials on here for apple proved it

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AETAaAS

I avoid Apple software like the plague. When I had an iPod Touch, the worst aspect was having to use iTunes. IIRC, it starts at least 2 different processes during boot. The program itself also ran more slowly and painfully than stones moving down your ureters. Switching to Android with drag and drop capabilities was a welcome relief.

Safari didn't take off with me since I was on FF with all the plugins and customisations; it worked better than iTunes at least. But that said, other things that work better than iTunes in my book include the Greek economy.

Hence the joke; Apple software on Windows doesn't expose you to malware; it IS malware.

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twister753

To that note, I recall a time that I was using Adobe Premiere, and a feature on it was broken because QuickTime, which had installed itself with iTunes, had decided to reassign several file extensions to open through QuickTime.

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vistageek

Your comment just made my day.

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