Just a little heads up for you guys. Safari's new update has been released. Mac OS 10.5.x and 10.6.x can update right now.
Check your software update if you have not been notified yet. Screenshot on the other side. It improves on three major points and one of them is better stability for third-party plug-ins. Good to see Apple doing that.
Please note that Apple seems to deliver Safari updates directly to users of its Mac OS X operating system. When you open the Safari homepage on the Apple website you will notice that it does not list any downloads on that page.
While you still get downloads when you open the Apple support website, you will notice that the last update dates back to May 2012.
Update: Apple has released newer versions of Safari, and pulled the plug on the browser's Windows version. Mac users should get automatic updates of Safari through the operating system. A separate download is no longer offered.
Here you can download Safari 5.1.7 for Windows or Snow Leopard, but there is no download option available to download newer versions of the Internet browser to your system. Mac users can make use of the automatic update feature of their operating system to install updates provided that they are running one of the newest versions of Mac OS X.
Windows users on the other hand can't really do so and it appears as if Safari for Windows is dead for now at least. It is not clear if Apple will release new versions of the browser for Windows again in the future, or if that's really the end of the road for the browser on Windows.
Safari never really managed to snag away market share from other browsers available for Windows which is probably one of the reasons why Apple decided to stop development and production of new versions for that operating system.Advertisement
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