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Safari Web Browser Review: Safari is Available for Both MAC and PC

written by: Nicole Braddock•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 7/5/2011
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Safari, the old Internet browser favorite for MAC users, has made an appearance in the world of the personal computer. While this is the dream of every Mac lover that has ever had to use a PC fo work or school, there are some advantages to keeping Safari for Mac. Some things are best left as-is.

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    A MAC Favorite

    Many people have heard of the Safari web browser, and possibly even made use of it on a Mac computer as it was an Apple browser. Macs have been coming installed with Safari since 2003. In June of 2007 the Safari browser was made available for Windows users. Those who loved the Mac simply for the ability to use Safari rejoice, right? Maybe.

    Of course, there are many others out there who think that Safari is better left to the Mac, and that Microsoft and Apple shouldn’t cross over like this. Many people have heard of the Safari web browser, and possibly even made use of it on a Mac computer as it was an Apple browser. Macs have been coming installed with Safari since 2003. In June of 2007 the Safari browser was made available for Windows users. Those who loved the Mac simply for the ability to use Safari rejoice, right? Maybe. Of course, there are many others out there who think that Safari is better left to the Mac, and that Microsoft and Apple shouldn’t cross over like this.

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    The Safari Look and Feel

    Simply put, Safari web browser is clean. It looks clean and simple from first glance of it. It isn’t hard to figure out where the links and buttons are, which is important. Bookmarking is made easy with this browser, and there is even the option of setting up RSS feeds for your favorite sites, taking it a step further than regular bookmarking.

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    Ease of Navigation with Safari

    Nowadays, easy navigation is what can set a browser apart from the rest, and the Safari web browser is certainly good for that. As far as features are concerned, the Safari browser does not allow for a whole bunch of customization, so you can’t personalize a lot that other browsers might allow. On the flip side, this may be one of the things that make it run so smoothly and efficiently.

    Like any good web browser, Safari allows for tabs to be opened up, eliminating the need for several windows open at the same time. Best of all, these tabs can be saved. That means that if you are in the middle of a longwinded internet search you can leave and come back to it later without having to leave your browser window open while not using it.

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    Pretty Much the Same Old, Same Old

    The Safari web browser is an old favorite. Anybody who is forced to use the PC for work or school might find some benefits of using the Safari, mainly that it is more familiar. Not much changes between the Apple and the Windows version of Safari. Anyone who can use one version would probably fare just fine in the other.

    Security is an issue for many users who use Safari for Windows, as security is not usually an issue for MAc users. Users who are well versed in the MAC version of this program should take extra precautions when browsing the internet, as it is vulnerable to intrusion by malware like any other program.

    Any Windows user who is looking for something more efficient than Internet Explorer might not want to make the transition to Safari, as it has its issues like any other browser. It has its bugs, its tendency to crash, and slow moments, too. You can get the MAC feel but the internet will still run like it does with a PC.