Safari Browser for Windows® XP
What is Safari® and how does it perform on Windows® XP?
Though initially developed and released by Apple® as part of its Mac OS® X operating system, Safari® now comes with a compatible version for Windows®, as well. A graphical web browser, Safari® browser’s latest version is 5.0, which supports Windows® XP, among a few other operating systems by Windows®. The browser is available for a free download for Windows®, apart from the company’s own Mac OS® X operating system.
While downloading Safari® for your Windows® XP operating system, the users have to keep in mind the following points:
- How to download and install Safari® on Windows® XP?
- System requirements for Safari® download
- Ways to make Safari® run faster on your PC
How to download and install Safari® on Windows® XP?
The browser is freely available for Windows® XP-based computer systems and can be used along with other browsers like Internet Explorer® and Mozilla® Firefox®. To download Safari® browser onto your Windows® XP system, you are required to, first, go to the Safari® webpage and then, click on the ‘Free Download’ button. It will give you a list of operating systems; select ‘Safari for Windows® XP’, key in your E-mail address and click ‘Download Now’. Save the installation file onto your desktop and download the browser. After the browser is downloaded, you have to run the installer by double-clicking the ‘SafariSetup.exe.’ Keep clicking on the on-screen pop-up windows that will come up during the course of the installation.
System requirements for Safari® download
To install the Safari® graphic browser, the first thing that you will require is a Windows® XP operating system, though the browser is available for a few other operating systems as well. Other than this basic requirement, your system should have a 500-MHz Intel® Pentium®-class processor or better, and a 256MB of RAM. Also, Top Sites and Cover Flow require a compatible DirectX 9.0 video card with 64MB of video RAM.
As it happens with other browsers, Safari® will also require resetting and clearing from time to time to maintain its speed and efficiency. You have to empty the cache and clear out cookies to avoid slowing down of your system. In order to do that, you need to, first, open Safari® and go to ‘Edit’ tab and then click ‘Preferences’ from the drop down menu. From there, go to the ‘Security’ tab, click ‘Show Cookies’, and remove all the cookies by pressing ‘Remove All’. Exit the window after clicking on ‘X’. Then, clear the cache by going to the ‘Edit’ tab and clicking on ‘Empty Cache’. After this, reset the browser by selecting ‘Reset Safari’ and check all the boxes and press ‘Reset’.