8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2007 12:42 AM by iBod
bryan pollard1 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
my internet has been insane lately. so i decide to wipe out my browsers and re downlad them incase its just a corrupted safari. so i trash safari and keep firefox. all is well untill i go to the apple website and find now safari download for mac. am i crazy? there are 2 otions for windows users and no mac. uhhhhhhhhhhh.....help?!?!

imac, Mac OS X (10.2.x)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,790 points)
    If you really are on the ancient 10.2.0 then you will have to get it from your install disks using Pacifist.
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
    Safari 1.0 was released after OS X 10.2, so it won't be present on the disks.

    [Safari 1.0 for Mac OS X: Information and download|http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120233]

    If you're not on 10.2, let us know the correct version you are using.
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,790 points)
    Thanks iBod, I stand corrected!
  • bryan pollard1 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    o god i forgot to update that, yeah im on tiger. been awhile. the main problem does start with myspace. that site freezes safari and i usually have to restart to fix the issue. but some other things are iritable as well.
  • bryan pollard1 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    fix that. i mean im on leopard.
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
    In that case, then follow Klaus' advice above regarding Pacifist

    Edit: Pacifist can be downloaded here: http://www.charlessoft.com
  • bryan pollard1 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    the real question here would be why is there no link for mac users? i mean where is the logic in having 2 links for windows users on apples web site? mind you now that i hit post message they will have fixed the issue.
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
    The reason for the lack of a download is mainly due to WebKit. This is the part of OS X that knows how to render a webpage and is used by Safari, Dashboard, Help Viewer, Mail.app etc.

    Each point release of OS X tends to update WebKit and the versions of applications that work with it. So, Apple would have to provide downloads for every variation of Safari that has been released - going back to 10.3 that's probably getting on for 15 different versions. As you can imagine this is just as likely to lead to people trying to install the wrong versions for their systems.

    The same applies to other OS X applications - Mail, iCal, iChat, etc. None of these are available for individual download in the case of accidental deletion.

    The one exception to this that is made is that you can reinstall certain applications from the installation DVD, as mentioned in [this article|http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301229].

    For Windows, life is a bit simpler as WebKit is delivered with the Safari application (since there are no dependent applications on Windows that use it).