[thelist] Safari on Windows

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Tue Jun 12 16:34:41 CDT 2007

On Jun 12, 2007, at 2:28 PM, Thirty Foot Smurfs!! wrote:
> 1.  The iPhone comes out 6/29 and works with Windows as well as Mac  
> OS X
> machines.  Safari is the browser on the iPhone.  In order to have a
> "seamless" experience between your mobile device and your desktop  
> machine
> (within reason of course, no matter how many times Apple says "IT'S  
> WEB! ON YOUR PHONE!") - it makes total sense to make that same browser
> available on Windows machines.

I think you nailed it.  Gotta make sure websites work on the iPhone! :)


On Jun 12, 2007, at 3:56 PM, Joel D Canfield wrote:
> personally, I'm a massive non-fan of Apple, *except* the appearance of
> everything they do. my iPod looks ten times cooler than my iRiver.
> except I have to make an appointment to drive 40 miles to have someone
> look at my broken one-month-old iPod, and my two-year-old iRiver is
> still working, so I have no idea what it'll take to fix it if it ever
> does break.

Joel --

What the heck did you do to it??? ;)

I've got a third-gen (three years old?) iPod that's still going  
strong -- though I have replaced the battery.  It's been dropped,  
pried open, and without question, USED.  While I'm sure there are  
lemons out there, I don't know anybody whose iPod just stopped  
working after a month.  The things are pretty sturdy.

Beyond that, the interface is excellent, which goes way beyond simply  
looking good.  Apple is very, very good at usability design.

On the other hand, I will never again buy a computer from MacMall.   
My parents bought an iMac from them a while back and it was a lemon.   
After returning it for repairs three times, they wouldn't allow a  
return for refund because... it was past the warranty period.  The  
Apple store told me that if we'd bought from them they would have  
allowed the return.  This is only the most recent of problems we've  
had with MacMall....

(A year later they called and wanted them to renew their warranty on  
that computer.  I ended up with the call, and let me tell you, it was  
the most cathartic phone call I've ever made....

Stephen Rider

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