7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2012 6:32 PM by ds store
Matchley Level 1 Level 1

I am trying to download Safari web browser on my pc but cannot get ot it anywhere.  How do I get to use Safari?


Windows XP Pro
Solved by ds store on Jul 28, 2012 4:08 PM Solved
Ok, I see the problem, it's taking one's operating system into consideration and changing things. Here is the direct download link http://appldnld.apple.com/Safari5/041-5487.20120509.INU8B/SafariSetup.exe
Reply by ds store on Jul 28, 2012 5:26 PM Helpful
Matchley wrote: Thank you for your help.  Another questions.  For a small business firm of 10 computers what would you suggest the best server.  We now are all pc's but eventually I want to upgrade to Apple.  I currently have the Small Business Server.  Sorry to say that Apple isn't the best choice in that department as they are primarily a consumer products company, they don't cater to business needs with their offerings. Phill Scheiler actually said they are interested in the 50% share of the consumer market. Apple has discontinued their X-Server and now OS X server is really just a hobbyist pursuit, not a serious business solution. The Mac Pro hasn't been updated in ages. Mac's can be used on Windows, Unix and Linux servers, but on that side of things it's best to use the services of a local server technician. Linux costs nothing for the licenses and is very secure and highly configurable. You also can go Red Hat Linux which is a commercial  version of Linux which requires licenses, but you get the better security and reliability plus business support. All I can suggest is evaluate your local offerings from many of those type local server business services in you area and go from there. You'll likely be a mixed shop for quite some time or perhaps forever as some won't give up Windows like some won't give up their Mac's.  Also Mac's are not very cost effective anymore, Apple changes the operating system annually which require new software/paid upgrades, Windows 7 will last another decade and offer desktop models that parts can be exchangesd or replaced in house, unlike Mac's which one has to bring it in and AppleCare expires in three years. So buisnesss and profit speaking Windows is pretty good, but if your like Google who has a big bank account then replacing Mac's every couple of years is nothing.
Reply by ds store on Jul 28, 2012 6:32 PM Helpful
Matchley wrote:  I think that Mac has the best and most secure computers around. Best is subjective, they are good and nice on the short term but lousy on the long term. For instance I have a Early 2011 machine, only a year or so old, however Apple has ignored my rather new computer for essential Safari security updates (Safari 6) because I didn't upgrade to 10.7 or 10.8 Understandably, Safari 6 was just released and there are bugs they are attempting to fix, however the bad guys now know what the flaws were in earlier versions of Safari and busy trying to find ways to exploit older versions of the browser. If I was like any other computer newbie that 90% of Apple's customers are who can't or don't know how to upgrade OS X and visted a rigged site that I thought was my bank, I would be pwned right now.  Apple ealso released OS X 10.7 and immediatly stopped issuing security updates for 10.5 and was slow to issue Java updates (Apple handles Java for OS X) for 10.6 and 10.7. Guess what happened? Prepare to be very shocked! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_BackDoor.Flashback

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    I think this will work for you

     

    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1531

  • Matchley Level 1 Level 1

    I have been all over that site and cannot find a download button to install Safari.  It talks all about how great it is but if I can't find where to get it, it is worthless.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    Ok, I see the problem, it's taking one's operating system into consideration and changing things.

     

    Here is the direct download link

     

    http://appldnld.apple.com/Safari5/041-5487.20120509.INU8B/SafariSetup.exe

  • Matchley Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for your help.  Another questions.  For a small business firm of 10 computers what would you suggest the best server.  We now are all pc's but eventually I want to upgrade to Apple.  I currently have the Small Business Server.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    Matchley wrote:

     

    Thank you for your help.  Another questions.  For a small business firm of 10 computers what would you suggest the best server.  We now are all pc's but eventually I want to upgrade to Apple.  I currently have the Small Business Server.

     

     

    Sorry to say that Apple isn't the best choice in that department as they are primarily a consumer products company, they don't cater to business needs with their offerings.

     

    Phill Scheiler actually said they are interested in the 50% share of the consumer market.

     

    Apple has discontinued their X-Server and now OS X server is really just a hobbyist pursuit, not a serious business solution. The Mac Pro hasn't been updated in ages.

     

    Mac's can be used on Windows, Unix and Linux servers, but on that side of things it's best to use the services of a local server technician. Linux costs nothing for the licenses and is very secure and highly configurable.

     

    You also can go Red Hat Linux which is a commercial  version of Linux which requires licenses, but you get the better security and reliability plus business support.

     

    All I can suggest is evaluate your local offerings from many of those type local server business services in you area and go from there. You'll likely be a mixed shop for quite some time or perhaps forever as some won't give up Windows like some won't give up their Mac's.

     

    Also Mac's are not very cost effective anymore, Apple changes the operating system annually which require new software/paid upgrades, Windows 7 will last another decade and offer desktop models that parts can be exchangesd or replaced in house, unlike Mac's which one has to bring it in and AppleCare expires in three years.

     

    So buisnesss and profit speaking Windows is pretty good, but if your like Google who has a big bank account then replacing Mac's every couple of years is nothing.

  • Matchley Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks again, I think that Mac has the best and most secure computers around.  Like you said I am not Google and cannot afford Macs every two years.  Pc's have come a long way.  My first computer was a Mac Power PC.  It was useful for many years.  I took computer courses in college and used (80's) Turbo C++ for Macs, etc.  Old stuff now, but I prefer to use Mac.  I will look into the Linux.  Not up to date on computers as I did not go into that field instead went into accounting.  I was a double major in Computer Information Systems and Accounting.  I'm much better at Accounting.  I did not enjoy programing but wanted to be computer savvy.  It has helped me to understand basics. 

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    Matchley wrote:

     

    I think that Mac has the best and most secure computers around.

     

    Best is subjective, they are good and nice on the short term but lousy on the long term.

     

    For instance I have a Early 2011 machine, only a year or so old, however Apple has ignored my rather new computer for essential Safari security updates (Safari 6) because I didn't upgrade to 10.7 or 10.8

     

    Understandably, Safari 6 was just released and there are bugs they are attempting to fix, however the bad guys now know what the flaws were in earlier versions of Safari and busy trying to find ways to exploit older versions of the browser.

     

    If I was like any other computer newbie that 90% of Apple's customers are who can't or don't know how to upgrade OS X and visted a rigged site that I thought was my bank, I would be pwned right now.

     

     

    Apple ealso released OS X 10.7 and immediatly stopped issuing security updates for 10.5 and was slow to issue Java updates (Apple handles Java for OS X) for 10.6 and 10.7.

     

    Guess what happened? Prepare to be very shocked!

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_BackDoor.Flashback