Apple Safari for Windows not safe? 34 replies

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Pedrodamus

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#1 10 years ago

I use Mozilla Firefox, and I love it. I want to have Safari also, as a second web browser. Is Safari secure to use on Windows XP Pro?




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#2 10 years ago

Safari is as crap as firefox. You can use it, but it crashes more then IE, Is even less secure then IE and Firefox combined, and is as sluggish as Firefox. Best one to use is Chrome, Opera, or IE8




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#3 10 years ago

Chrome is the worst choice, since it almost eat up your memory, and it uses no form of protection. At least FireFox protects against Adware, Malware, and Spyware, and the occasional virus. I don't see how anything designed by Apple would work for anything designed by Microsoft.




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#4 10 years ago

Many apple products also work with windows, Including all the popular movie/photo editing products such as iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto. Chrome does actually perform virus scans, its kernal is stronger and harder to crack then IEs and Firefox's, It blocks popups which help prevent all and any forms of Malware, Its the first browser that is resistant to drive-by-downloads, V8 is more secure and faster with Java then firefox/ie/every other browser. Like any tab browser, each tab uses memory, Typical usage is 10mb for the program + 5 per tab, depending on content (Compare that to 30MB for opera, 50 for IE, and with OLDER versions of Firefox, 100MB)




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#5 10 years ago

Safari on OSX is awesome, but from what i've heard of the Windows version, Firefox or Opera are still better choices.

IE8 is slower than any of them right now (at least for me it is), so i wouldn't worry about getting it over IE7 yet.

I don't see how anything designed by Apple would work for anything designed by Microsoft.

Well, iTunes has been on Windows for a long time now...




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#6 10 years ago

I personally wouldn't use Safari, it just doesn't have the features. Given a choice, I'd stick to firefox with certain plugins and opera as a secondary browser opera

I personally wouldn't use chrome, just because of their old EULA.

If I rememer correctly iTunes and Safari are one of the two greatest security risks on any PC though.




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#7 10 years ago

I read in a Consumer Reports Magazine about some of the most common errors leading to ID theft and they told some tips and said that Apple Safari wasn't even safe on a Mac operating system. I don't think it'll be any safer on Windows.

Also, for you:

Sgt. D. Pilla;4757152Safari is as crap as firefox. You can use it, but it crashes more then IE, Is even less secure then IE and Firefox combined, and is as sluggish as Firefox. Best one to use is Chrome, Opera, or IE8[/quote] I really like Firefox, here's my opinions of your listed browsers.

Google Chrome: Judging by its screenshots, the interface isn't as good (looks kind of dumbed down) and as said before:

Serio;4757160Chrome is the worst choice, since it almost eat up your memory, and it uses no form of protection...
Opera: A few addons and Firefox will be way better than Opera. IE8: You said: [quote=Sgt. D. Pilla;4757152]...You can use it, but it crashes more then IE, Is even less secure then IE and Firefox combined, and is as sluggish as Firefox...

Do you like IE or not?

I prefer to use Firefox myself.




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#8 10 years ago

I hate IE <8. IE 8 is very stable, and very secure, alot more so then Firefox IMO.

Firefox I hate, its to chunky, and boggy, and from a recent review it was rated the most unsafe application for the PC (How I have no idea, but it was still rated the most unsafe) Opera will always be far better then Firefox with native heaps, native torrent downloads, IRC chat, email clients, a far better download manager, Is by far much faster loading. Chrome has a great interface, its simple and easy to use, nothing bulky and to cluttered like Firefox and Operas interface, It is EASILY the fastest loading browser around currently, including web page load times, it has everything Firefox has, just not addons, It has a downloads manager, quite a nice one, It has tabs, it has superiour performance, is minimalistic, and easy to use. Thats all a browser needs to be




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#9 10 years ago

Serio;4757160Chrome is the worst choice, since it almost eat up your memory, and it uses no form of protection.[/quote]

Chrome actually has quite a lot of protection, both active and passive. It has effective anti-phishing and anti-malware measures which are updated often, and the fact that each of its tabs runs as a separate, low-privilege process prevents all sorts of security processes. In the short time since its 'beta' release (I was amazed when it came out of beta, seeing as Google's applications have a tendency to never leave that state) Google has proven to be responsive with patching any security flaws that are identified with its browser.

[quote=Test Subject;4757184]Google Chrome: Judging by its screenshots, the interface isn't as good (looks kind of dumbed down) and as said before:

That's kind-of the point. It's been designed for folks like me, who are getting tired of all the 'bloat' that comes with modern browsers and just want a browser. Take the latest version of IE8 for example - so much stuff on there that I will never use, and that I can't imagine most people using, that it only serves to slow the thing right down and make it more complicated to use, which is unfortunate as one of IE's biggest selling points used to be simplicity and speed.

On the other hand, there's little you can't do with Chrome that you can do with vanilla Firefox or IE7, but it's just easier to use. And fast? It's the fastest browser I can remember using, both in terms of booting up and loading webpages/objects.

One of my biggest complaints with the thing has always been how you can't middle-click autoscroll. I haven't updated to the latest version yet, so I don't know if that has changed.




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#10 10 years ago

Meh...I'm gonna keep using Firefox anyway... I suppose we kind of hijacked this thread...