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A Windows Surfin' Safari

Apple has been knocked for not doing enough to support its Safari browser and letting Firefox do all the heavy lifting.

Now, in a stunning reversal, the company is building a version of the browser for Windows! The new tool is now in beta, and has already been tweaked to fix a few security problems (Apple Patch Tuesday, anyone?).

At first, I scratched my head over why Apple would want to enter the browser wars. Then, I remembered how much it charges for iTunes songs and videos. Safari on Windows, I'm sure, would offer every option known to man for buying Apple content. I'm less excited already.

The company is also hoping that developers will build Safari Web apps, but it'll need gobs of market share for that to happen.

Posted by Doug Barney on June 18, 2007 at 11:52 AM