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  • 2.0 stars

    "The weakest link for Apple"

    October 16, 2012  |   By Hogleg MacDrillun

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    there's an apple version
    It comes preinstalled on your iDevice

    Cons

    slow
    insecure
    apple makes crap software for other platforms
    very little third party support

    Summary

    In nearly every hackathon in which Apple is involved, software proves to be the big, BIG hole. Usually that Software is safari. Additionally, Apple is one of the worst offenders when it comes to bloat and opting into things. Installing Safari subscribes you to keeping ALL your Apple software up to date. Yay.

    On an iShouldhavethoughtthisover device you may have no choice, and it will probably run fine. On anything else, I would be genuinely mystified if you chose to use this over chrome, opera, firefox, and on a windows machine, even the newest version of IE. It's that bad. It is slow, it is veritably more insecure than any of the above listed browsers (even IE...Look it up), it doesn't even play well with many plugins or addons. I could overlook that if it was for security reasons, maybe, but no...it just doesn't. At least it has addblock plus now.

    Bottom line - cnet in their furor to get traffic by mentioning the world "apple" like it's a drinking game is proposing you try it out for the non-mac world. Feel free. Then uninstall it. There are a plethora of far better choices. It's not like you're on a Mac.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works, but now i know it is the worlds slowest browser"

    October 15, 2012  |   By desertdan1

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    Not a pro a big amateur ! Reminds me of Netscape on dial-up!

    Cons

    Slower than slow!

    Summary

    Poor advertisement for Apple ! Also left a bunch of files after uninstalling. It may use web-kit (Chrome) but it must be the snail version????

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I STAND CORRECTED,LATEST SAFARI GLOWS IN MY WINDOWS PC."

    October 15, 2012  |   By sbose64

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    the minimalist steel gray screenshot,extraoedinary glossy interface that makes websites come alive unlike an yellow tinged chrome,more than adequate speed(if not the sprint champion),excellent bookmarking wizard are some of the special plus features that make it the most visually appealing and a delight to use.that too,minus the numerous clothings its rival firefox dons.the apple pedigree is a huge boost and it justifies with its muted elegance.

    Cons

    few add ons,lack of skins,average speed are some of the negatives but die hard safari fans do not seem to complain much!earlier issue of crash has been taken care of.i got apple application support and quicktime installed before downloading safari and then waited with baited breath for my favourite browser to download.and,thank god,home page opened without a hitch in its first run!

    Summary

    a free gift by apple inc. for its rival windows users and its magnanimous.surfing is most pleasant with safari no doubt,chrome/firefox comes later.conclusion,i will never give safari browser a miss,whatever platform i am in.that sound promotional but facts and user experience support me.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "i guess it is not compatible for windows"

    October 5, 2012  |   By lennonesque

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    have more variety extension to install

    Cons

    im using mouse with feature smooth scrolling and system windows 7 64 bit, and i noticed the lack of smooth scrolling in safari browser.. my mouse works so well with another browser tool

    Summary

    i will gave 5 hundred star if apple fix this issue

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It faster then some"

    September 9, 2012  |   By dmurphy2014

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    Didn't work with some sites

    Cons

    Didn't work with some sites

    Summary

    Like i said didn't work on some sites but still not a bad browser

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Keeps Crashing... OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!!!"

    September 7, 2012  |   By ShojoBakunyu99

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    The best web browser out there, when you get it to work for more than 10 min's at a time.

    Cons

    Just keeps crashing over and over and over again, won't allow me to load my gMail... I HATE IE but this latest version of Safari just isn't usable.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great for browsing on windows and apple computer"

    September 7, 2012  |   By nokiastaff743

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    Fast webpage loading.

    Cons

    Not as consistent as Chrome yet. On windows 7 I use Chrome or Firefox.

    Summary

    Safari worked rather well on Apple iMac.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Every video with Safari, means 'blocked plug-ins'"

    August 22, 2012  |   By jayt505

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    Otherwise, it is the same Safari that I can better organize my net surfing experience with.

    Cons

    But when it comes to viewing videos, it doesn't start unless the latest Adobe Flash player gets downloaded and I mean every single time I view a video even if I just downloaded the latest Flash with the previous video viewing. Doesn't that suck?

    Summary

    My Mac is updated with the Mountain Lion OS. Could this be a phased adjustment for the new Safari, I ask. But hey, we're talking here about an Apple product too, right? So, why should it not synch with a updated Apple OS? Or is this still part of the latest rivalry wars between Adobe and Apple?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Modern and elegant"

    August 20, 2012  |   By Saul_Fan_CNET

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    Fast loading of pages. Quality guaranteed by Apple.

    Cons

    None at all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "the Best browser ever!"

    June 29, 2012  |   By xXsafarithebestxX

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    fast webpage loading,sleek interface and the bestbrowser ever!

    Cons

    none at all!

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