Download Safari Internet Browser: Where and How
|You can download the Safari web browser software directly from Apple.|
Previously, computers users didn't have much choice when it came to which browser they'd use for surfing the net. Today, however, there are a host of options for both Mac and Windows users. One of the most popular is Apple's Safari. Used on all Apple devices, Safari also works on PCs with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It lets users see web pages full screen, free of desktop distractions. Safari 5, the latest version of the web browser, features the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the web, a 30 percent performance increase over previous versions and the ability to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing as the search service of choice. The free browser, which also runs on Apple mobile devices, supports more than a dozen new HTML5 technologies that allow web developers to create rich, dynamic websites.
Where to Download Safari
Since the browser is free, it makes the most sense to go directly to Apple to download the software. The browser can be downloaded for both Macs and Windows PCs directly from Apple's website. The browser can also be downloaded through a number of free file-sharing sites.
To download Safari, users can visit Apple's safari page and click on "Download Now." From there, users must select with operating system their computer has, such as Lion, Snow Leopard, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. After that, the browser is downloaded and installed with ease. In order to use the browser, computers must meet certain requirements, including having at least 256MB of memory and a 500 MHz Intel Pentium processor.
Depending on internet speed, downloading Safari usually takes less than five minutes.
Though Safari is available through file-sharing websites, users are taking a big gamble by not downloading directly from Apple. By downloading through a file-sharing website, there is a risk that the browser may contain viruses, spyware or other malware that can infect a computer.
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