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  • 1.0 stars

    "Easily the worst browser on any platform"

    February 21, 2015  |   By gormark

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    None whatsoever.

    Cons

    Freezes all the time, slower than any other browser, severely crippled on iOS. Basically, a totally worthless application.

    Summary

    As of late 2014, Safari is easily the worst browser on any platform and device. It can't even open most of web content anymore; just another indication that with no Jobs, there is no Apple. I didn't think I'd see the day, but even Internet Explorer far outperforms this useless heap of trash. Bravo, Tim Cook, bravo.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "WORKS GREAT"

    February 4, 2015  |   By cubs2862

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    WORKS GREAT BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE MORE THAT ONE WEBSITE YOUR HOME PAGE.

    Cons

    SAME AS PROS

    Summary

    SAME

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Started out well -- then went down hill -- real bad."

    February 1, 2015  |   By Justyce4all

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    maintains passwords. Easy to use. Ability to enlarge information on screen with track pad.

    Cons

    You have to sign in Again, if you open a new browser in a tab or a new page.

    Summary

    This browser has become increasingly frustrating. All began well and now, each time I open a new browser -- it's like a Bran New Day and I have to sign in again and it is annoying. Safari is made for Mac, but I've begun using Firefox because Safari is Driving me Nutzo! :(

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Same ole useless browser"

    January 15, 2015  |   By dockside58

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    Simple, and I mean simple.

    Cons

    Not much you can do to personalize this browser. I like the way 'Opera' & 'Chrome' are laid out & they are very customizable.

    Summary

    I tried 'Safari' because the lousy way 'Chrome" handles 'full screen' videos. So I am sticking to 'Opera'. You can do so much more with 'Oprea' after a small learning curve!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Slow, Slow, Slow"

    November 15, 2014  |   By fredg06

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    Good interface with a good menu.

    Cons

    SLOW, SLOW, SLOW

    Summary

    I have a 2000 Dell tower computer, XP, IE8, with SP3, and 256 meg RAM.
    Safari is too, too slow, taking 5 minutes to load Yahoo, or any other site. Maybe if I had 512 RAM, it would be much faster.
    I use Opera 12, which works very well with my system. Tried Firefox, and it's somewhat slow, and keeps "hanging" at times. Hate IE8.
    So, Opera is my choice which works very well, and is faster than any I have tried. I can't use Google Chrome, cause it requires 512 meg RAM, and will not install on my 256 meg RAM computer.
    I agree with someone who said, "Reviews are meaningless unless you say what kind of system you have, and what software you are using"......

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Fast but way out dated."

    July 17, 2014  |   By TECHCRZY

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    ummm dunno its fast!

    Cons

    Way to out dated
    Does not render correctly
    Made by mac

    Summary

    Waste your time if you want
    Why is this on c-net?
    Why don't we just bring back IE 6 and put it on a mac..lol

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worked fair but outdated for windows not sure if safe"

    April 29, 2014  |   By musicman4you

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    It was easy to use.

    Cons

    Well I could not get any extensions at all.Told me it couldn't go to the Apple page but showed it..I would have liked to at least had Adblock or something.Windows users don't get to use the new updated version 6 for Mac users.Also it would not work for Youtube.My concern is with no extensions for windows like Adlock and 2 years old with no updates is it really safe.I used it for 2 days and deleted it.Went back to Opera 12.16 with security update that made it 12.17.I also will try Comodo icedragon.I read good things about it and good security,I don't care for Firefox or Chrome.

    Summary

    Look under my cons.If we could use the new updated version 6 that Mac users have it would be better.I couldn't get any extensions and youtube did not work.Is it safe ??? I don't know.I would try something else.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Is it also the best for Windows 8.1 !"

    December 10, 2013  |   By Rudi Namnick

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    wont be without!

    Cons

    Google, no way!

    Summary

    Let's check for the newest

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  • 1.0 stars

    "crap and more crap"

    November 22, 2013  |   By simply2sweet

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    there is none for me

    Cons

    keeps crashing and after deleted the software, it want come off of my computer

    Summary

    bad very bad I went back to IE , I know it bad too but aleast IE it not taking u extra space on you computer .

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  • 5.0 stars

    "BROWSER IS REDEFINED"

    September 15, 2013  |   By dhirodatta

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    A browser with the most fluid UI I have ever used. And after using this one, I wont say Google Chrome is the fastest browser.

    Best part is it wont confuse you

    Cons

    I am really trying hard to find some. After hopping around to too many browsers, I've found Safari. It haven't let me down.

    Summary

    I've been looking for a browser which is clean, not a clutter of unwanted functionalities, when you don want them in front of more useful ones...
    I have used Chrome, Firefox, Waterfox, Internet explorer, Opera, Comodo Dragon browser (A copy of Chrome) and finally Safari. I'm finally at peace

    1. Chrome is all great, but uses too many processes in the background, so hard to understand when to control any specific of them. Efficient use of memory is second best to Safari, because Safari uses your RAM about 500 Mb- 700Mb But ensures you hassle free browsing

    2. Mozilla, is great on add-on collection but mammoth on memory usage. Open a 20 tabs, and u are done for the day

    3. Internet explorer has the market share because it's the default browser, but when comes to handle multiple tabs, it sucks like no one else. And you want to personalize?, feels like a reaped naked interface with no idea where to edit stuff. Google search might help you.
    Worst part is, You find your add-on digging in the internet, to make it work like you want... voila!! it chooses its own add-on to enable. You wont even able to enable them (unless you are a topnotch windows geek)

    4. Opera is a GODZILLA of RAM usage, if MOzilla is the mammoth. you know what i mean...

    5. Comodo browser is a cheap, poor copy of Chrome

    And

    6. Safari. Its beyond the above all. Give it a try, have patience for 15 minutes to learn the UI which is not a mash up of the above jerks, stealing each other's features and even UI... you will love to use it. Every single thing, from full screen functionality to add-ons, its doesn't compromise on anything. Surely a premium browser from a premium brand. Give it a try.

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