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  • 1.0 stars

    "Apple owes Lion users a fix patch"

    November 9, 2012  |   By waxwoks_2k30

    Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

    Pros

    There are none.

    Cons

    Agree with the above users. We got screwed. Not that theyll listen , but Apple needs to hear about this and a fix demanded. DONT USE WITH 10.7 !

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Don't put this version on a Mac with Lion - 10.7.5"

    November 9, 2012  |   By loushain

    Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

    Pros

    Works good on my Mac Pro with 10.8.2 Mountain Lion OS.

    Cons

    I installed this on my wife's iMac with 10.7.5 Lion, it installed fine, but a dialog box informed me that it wouldn't run on her machine. Again, the installer let me install it on here machine. After I installed it, I tried to run the older version of Safari, and no version of Safari would run on her machine. I then spent hours and tried everything from a complete system reinstall to various fixes I found over at the Apple site, all with no luck. Her machine is too old to run Mountain Lion, so that's not an option. So, I have her running Firefox and she really doesn't know the difference, but I am really upset that the Safari installer allowed the installation, and a no go. I also found the downloadable version of Safari 6.0.2 for Lion, and still a NO-GO!!!!

    lowrider

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't work with Lion"

    November 5, 2012  |   By David Blaikie

    Version: Apple Safari 6.0.2

    Pros

    Pros: Non that I can think of. The installed version 6.0.2 refuses to work on Lion

    Cons

    The software updater ran smoothly with no problems.
    The software allowed me to install version 6.0.2 which DOESNT WORK with OS Lion.
    So now my Safari Browser is 100% broken.
    I used time machine to restore 6.0.1 but it also doesn't work.
    I downloaded 6.0.1 but it also doesn't work.
    I downloaded 6.0.0 but it also doesn't work.
    I downloaded Google Chrome, nice minimilistic browser but I really resent being forced to give up Safari due to 1 simple mistaken upgrade.

    Summary

    A real disaster for my Lion operating system.
    I've been happy with Safari until now.
    My 5 year old laptop is stuck on Lion and can't upgrade to Mountain Lion
    Now I don't have Safari and I don't know how to get Safari back.
    Be warned Lion Users!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Much Slower Since Updating"

    May 19, 2012  |   By MacGuffin

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    None. (Does this make 10 characters?)

    Cons

    It's worse than it was.

    Summary

    Trying to open YouTube links brings Safari to its knees as it grinds to a halt. Pathetic.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Superfast and elegant browser"

    May 12, 2012  |   By iMercy

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.7

    Pros

    To me this is one of the best browser for mac out there. Speedy, lovely interface, nice mac integration, useful reader and reading list. This version is even snappier than previous one.

    Cons

    Have not found anything

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great browser"

    March 30, 2012  |   By Jef_B

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.5

    Pros

    Very fast, very convenient

    Cons

    Nothing essential

    Summary

    I like all its functionality.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent version so far."

    March 13, 2012  |   By Todd Templeton

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.4

    Pros

    This version seems very fast and stable.

    Cons

    None so far. The updating process seemed a little slow for a browser, but who's at fault?

    Summary

    A very nice browser that behaves the way an old Mac user expects a browser to behave. It's fast and it's rock solid. I like the way the "Reader" button works, I like the way bookmarks are displayed and managed and I like the price.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Use the prior version"

    March 12, 2012  |   By macski

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.4

    Pros

    Pros are outweighed by a very bog con.

    Cons

    After updating Safari to 5.14 all of buy bookmarks and items on the bookmarks bar had disappeared. I am unable to import bookmarks from Chrome or Firefox as the bookmarks files (.plst and/or html) are grayed out. I exported b bookmarks from Chrome and that file was also grayed out. I went back to my last backed up copy and tried replacing the new Bookmarks.plist file with the one from backup. Safari 5.1.4 did not recognize the new file. Bottom line, I am left with a new version of Safari with none of my previous bookmarks available.

    As a result my rating for this vex ion of Safari is one star. The absence of earlier b bookmarks makes it basically useless. I am one of those people that liked Safari. It had its quirks, but basically it was OK. The new version is not.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good for the basics"

    January 1, 2012  |   By macmaster900

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.2

    Pros

    Fast, Reliable, Easy to Use, Clean interface, Apple, Safe, Pop-Up Blocker, Reader, Extensions, Smart Search Bar, Customizable

    Cons

    Slows, Memory Leaks, Buggy

    Summary

    Safari web browser is good for the basics and is easy to use. Since Safari 5 Apple has added support for extensions. Apple made the extensions completely right you do not have to restart Safari when it installs the extension. The pop-up blocker is really good I have tested it with many pop-up blocker testing sites and I have only had two or three pop up. There are memory leaks but what browser doesn't, although Apple is fully aware and has recently put an update out that fixed the memory leak I had found. The Google Bar (Search Bar) is exceptionally useful when you search it acts like a normal Search Bar, But when you click a site and navigate through it you'll have to usually click back multiple times. With Safari no you don't a little orange back arrow will appear in the bar, when you click the arrow it brings you right back to your results. The downloads menu is no longer a menu its more like a drop down box that gets the job done very well and is very easy to use. Safari's toolbar is very customizable you right-click it say customize and you get plenty of options like "Mail to Friend" which will mail the link to the current page your on. You can also add a "Report bugs to Apple" button if you run into any issues within your browsing session. If you're on a blog or news site like CNET, a little "Reader" button in the URL bar will show, if you click the button it will open a quick look view of the text with no ads and you can customize the font size to your liking. On the bookmarks bar there is a "Reading list" button that you can save articles to read later and it will sync with all your iDevices Safari's so you can remember the article to read later. I highly recommend this browser.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "unfun for everyone"

    November 6, 2011  |   By seamus111111111111

    Version: Apple Safari 5.1.1

    Pros

    logo is cool as ever

    Cons

    never has done well with shockwave, and it never will.

    Summary

    same old, same old.

    Updated on Nov 6, 2011

    very unsnappy.

    Updated on Nov 6, 2011

    soooooooooo unsnappy

    Updated on Nov 6, 2011

    soooooooooo unsnappy

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