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Safari For Windows?

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Is there any way that I can download the safari browser for windows? I did a couple quick searches but didn't find anything.

Thanks,
-Chris

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I'm a Mac user, and I'm pretty sure Safari isn't available for any other OS.  You're on Windows, so why do you even need Safari?  You have much better browsers at your disposal.

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Well the only reason why I would need it is that I have a possible client that has a website that works in IE, FF, Opera, but not in Safari. But if he makes a few changes it works in Safari but not in the other 3. I just need it to test the site so I don't need to keep on e-mailing him all the time going "OK check it now" and having him send screen shots back.

-Chris

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Make sure you validate your HTML and everything should work fine in Safari.  It's a pretty good browser, so things should display fine if everything is valid.

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I will validate it. But someone else made it for the client, so it's not my work.

What about an OS X emulator running Safari? Any ideas?

-Chris

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Yeah, that's possible.  The ones I've seen are very pricey, so if you want to invest that much money into cross-OS compatibility, kudos.  I haven't seen any free ones (but then again I haven't really looked).  My experience in using a Windows emulator on Mac was horrifying, however.  Even on a G4, everything took eons longer to do.  But I mean, it's up to you, really.  If you are going to do that, you ought to check out the other Mac browsers and make sure everything is fine with those too, just so the issue doesn't potentially arise in the future.

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As far as I'm aware, Safari is based on the KHTML engine - The same as Konqueror which is generaly packaged with Linux installs running KDE. It is possible to get Konqueror running on WinXP, but I'm not sure how easy it is - A quick search on Google will show you how.

It might be just easier to burn off a copy of Knoppix.

Do mac users activly use Safari? I use on FireFox on mine...

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It's the standard on Macs, like IE on Windows.  I don't use it much, though.  I used to use Camino primarily, although now I've switched to Firefox since Camino's support for flash and Java is absolutely horrid.  I do know a good amount of Safari users, though.

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I could've sworn there was some website where you could plug in the URL and it would send screenshots in safari. I'll go look for it...

Here:
http://www.snugtech.com/safaritest/

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you could also toss your URL into:

[url=http://www.browsershots.org]http://www.browsershots.org[/url]

but the response time on that maybe a little too slow for your liking.

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^ I tried that and got this:

Browser Estimated queue time:
Firefox 1.5.0 2 hours
Mozilla 1.7.8 69 minutes
Opera 8.50 69 minutes

And it said it couldn't be completed sing the queue was over 60 minutes.

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as i said, turnaround time isn't that great (and the list isn't that complete).  if you want a really good one, try:

[url=http://www.browsercam.com]www.browsercam.com[/url]

but you have to pay for that one.  not trying to advertise (i have no vested interest in the site), just saying it's a handy tool.

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It would be nice to be able to run Safari on the PC.  Only issue I have with a website I work on is that people say in Safari (1 or 2 people anyway) have said my menus don't work.

Their javascript/css based. They work on all other browsers with no issues.

The rest of the site works.. just the drop down menus done. *shrug*

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Not to bring this up AGAIN... but I thought some of you might find this interesting:
http://www.getwebkit.org/alpha.html

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Yeah I just found that out too, saw it posted on forgetfoo. Also thats the old site, they have jumped ship to [url=http://www.getswift.org]getswift.org[/url]

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I'll have to try that out when I go go back to work on Monday.

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