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Safari

5.1.7
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License:
Free Freeware
Language:
English
Publisher:
Apple | (5 more)
OS:
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
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Safari Review

Sven Sorensen

The Webkit web browser for Windows developed by Apple


A review of Safari by

Apple's Safari browser is the original Webkit-based browser for the Windows operating system. The Windows version seems rather obsolete and hasn't received an update in quite some time.

In terms of features, users of OS X should feel at home with this Windows release but users of other browsers like Firefox or Google Chrome might feel a little lost mainly because it's obvious this web browser was designed for Apple's own operating system. Unfortunately, many of the newer features available in the Mac version of Safari seem to be missing in this release.

With that said, the program is fully customizable and provides access to a number of settings which can be geared towards your own liking. You can change the appearance (default fonts and font smoothing), bookmark preferences, tabs, RSS feeds, autofill, security parameters and more.

The application includes an interesting feature called "Reading List" which can sync your saved web pages across all of your devices running a version of Safari -- whether it be an iPhone, iPad or another system running OS X. This can be useful for reading a web page on a portable device, even if it doesn't have a web connection at a later point.

Though Safari has been optimized for speed and Apple's own tests show it to out-perform Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the reality is that the browser itself isn't really faster than other browsers on a Windows system. It does not feature hardware acceleration, not can it take advantage of 64-bit architecture.

In conclusion: There are a number of faster and less-cluttered browsers out there and Safari for Windows is really only useful for diehard fans of Apple products. We'd suggest looking at Firefox or a Chromium variant instead of bogging your system down with Safari.


Safari is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from internet browsers without restrictions. Safari 5.1.7 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This web browser software is filed under:


  • Safari Download
  • Freeware Internet Browsers
  • Major release: Safari 5.1
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this web browser software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Apple.

Safari has been picked by our editors as very good.
Safari has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Safari 5.1.7 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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