Is Apple ending Safari for Windows?

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New Safari 6 features touted for OS X Mountain Lion, but Safari for Windows information disappeared from Apple's website.

Although Safari for Windows never really "caught on" with Window's users (TechCrunch), the purging of information on the Apple website causes many to wonder if Safari for Windows has been shut down, or if the focus on OS X Mountain Lion is just obscuring it.

Apple has yet to explain the missing Safari for Windows information, and why the download link for Safari 5.1.7 for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 is no longer available (The Verge). According to 9to5Mac, however, there are still places to download the earlier Safari for Windows version.

There's a Safari for Windows?

Who uses safari in windows? those 3 users will be really sad.

Caupolican Nunez on techcrunch.com

PC users are going to miss this sooooooo much (ahem)

quadrige on theverge.com

Looking up the numbers says Safari is used by 0.46% percent on Windows users -- and it doesn't seem to have ever gotten much higher than that.

crazygringo on news.ycombinator.com

Glad to see it gone

Good - then maybe their updater will stop f**king prompting me to install it.

Jimmy Hester on techcrunch.com

I, for one, welcome the extinction of Safari for Windows.

2003aaa on theverge.com

I'm actually a bit surprised it took them this long. It clearly wasn't an important product for them.

MBCook on news.ycombinator.com

Still useful

We use safari for testing websites, i have chrome, opera, safari, firefox and IE to test websites on to make sure they work cross platform.

Jamie David Etter on techcrunch.com

It’s a little too soon to be crying out the death of Safari for Windows. I still have it installed on my PC, don’t see it leaving any time soon.

doomtomb on theverge.com

I've actually used it for almost a year, as a primary browser. One of the reasons was that it allows (allowed?) switching of font rendering engine to either Apple or Microsoft one.

ansgri on news.ycombinator.com

Have you ever used, or even tested, Safari for Windows? If so, tell us why.

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