install a new web browser

Asked by Wayne Shewmaker

I want to install the Safari web browser on my system, but cannot do so. Can you tell me how,or why, it will not install?? thank you. I have downloaded the softward pkg, it is currently on my desktop, but refuses to open when I attempt to install it.

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Georges Dubus (madjar) said :


The Safari web browser is designed for Mac OS, and thus can't run on Ubuntu.

Therefore, there's a windows version of Safari, that may be used with wine.

You'll find more information about the latter at this address :


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Best Ruben Romero (huayra) said :

I have used Safari under wine, but trust me you don't want to use Safari as your everyday browser.

I recommend Safari under Ubuntu (with wine) just for webdesigners/developers that want to check browser compatibility.

Once you have installed wine you should download the windows version of Safari and see how that goes. But again: DO NOT USE SAFARI AS YOUR EVERYDAY BROWSER IN UBUNTU, USE FIREFOX, EPIPHANY, OPERA OR ANY OTHER NATIVE BROWSER!

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Wayne Shewmaker (hawgtide) said :

Thanks Ruben Romero, that solved my question.

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Paul Anthony (pauldrumming) said :

I just got done installing Safari.

It works great & it's fast!

Follow this link:

All you do is go to the Ubuntu Software Center & in the search bar type PLAYON LINUX, then install, then open playon, then click install, then select internet from the left column, then select either Windows 7 or Safari

I was using the terminal option to manually add it & couldn't figure it out. I hope this helps!