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  • 1.0 stars

    "Just plain awful."

    November 9, 2012  |   By WindowsFanBoy

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    There are no pros for me.

    Cons

    1. Apple product 2. Won't load one site for me. 3. Crashes 30 seconds into opening it.

    Summary

    Don't get me wrong, I am not against Apple, but they set the bar pretty high with iTunes and I am dissapointed with their work. When I use Safari at my school's Mac room with 2011 28" or something iMacs, it's amazing, better than Chrome, and even better than IE9 (I am a firm believer in Internet Explorer!!!).

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good but not easy for PC users"

    November 9, 2012  |   By bjen1112

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    It has a nice clean look. Seems fast

    Cons

    I could not get it to work with some flash sites. As a pc user I think it will take some time to get used to. I think it should aslo be available for windows but I guess Apple sees it differently

    Summary

    I am not sure but I tried some flash sites that usually open for me. I could not see www.marceko.com, www.etripafrica.com or hf3.coca-cola.com not sure if it is the browser or the sites. Is there some flash player add on that I need to find to install so that I can see everything on my Ipad?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It is doable"

    November 2, 2012  |   By shaleseme

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    Style and ease of use

    Cons

    Pop up blocker could be better and it is very annoying to have to deal with commercials on different sites when the right pop up blocker would elevate that problem.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Found this browser to be fastest off all."

    October 16, 2012  |   By Davefreddrick

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    Found this browser to be fastest off all, recently tried Google chrome which started fast but soon slowed down for some reason. Safari does not suffer this problem... highly recommended.

    Cons

    I found a few websites that did not display correctly but most do.

    Summary

    Highly recommended, drop google chrome and IE, you will be pleased.

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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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