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Safari for Windows

Posted Mar 11, 2005 in Browsers.

I've been monitoring the continued discussion about Internet Explorer and web standards on the IEBlog, and one particular comment caught my attention - apparently posted by David Hyatt:

You can run but you can't hide.

We're making huge strides with Safari over at Apple and though its still somewhat under wraps, we will be bringing it over to Windows, at which time we think it will overtake IE as the number one windows browser.

I have no idea whether or not this is really a comment from Dave Hyatt. If you know otherwise, feel free to comment. If it is David, then this is the first time I've heard this very interesting news. The claim that Safari will “overtake IE as the number one windows browser” is probably a bit audacious, but given the success that Apple has been having with iTunes (which I detest), it is entirely possible.

Update: It appears that David Hyatt's comment (if it really was his) has been deleted by one of the IEBlog moderators.

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    I can't find that quote.

    Posted by Anne on Mar 11, 2005.

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    "I can't find that quote."

    Absolutely right, Anne. It appears that the comment has been deleted (along with a number of other comments, it seems). I am glad I kept a record of the quote.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Mar 11, 2005.

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    Almost certainly trolling: not only would Hyatt be very unlikely to make a major announcement in a comment on the IEBlog, it just doesn't make sense for them to do it, even though it was in Don Box's predictions for 2005. iTunes for Windows lets them sell music to millions more people than keeping it Mac-only, but Safari for Windows would either be one less reason to buy a Mac, if it's the greatest browser on earth, or one less reason to buy a Mac, if it isn't.

    Posted by Phil Ringnalda on Mar 11, 2005.

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    I'm inclined to agree with you, Phil. It didn't sound like David when I read it, which is why I was so cautious when posting about it.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Mar 11, 2005.

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    There were a number of fake blog posts made on the IEBlog by someone claiming to be me, or Chris Wilson, or Dave Massey, or Dave Hyatt, etc. All were deleted.

    Posted by Bruce Morgan [MSFT] on Mar 13, 2005.