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21 March 2008 @ 8pm


This Weekend’s Bitchmeme: Safari


I’m no Apple fanboi, but the whole bruhaha over Apple pushing Safari onto unwitting Windows users is just your typical Friday afternoon bitchmeme.

Lets face it – Apple gives you a chance to opt out of installing Safari – it isn’t silently installing it without asking for your consent.

The people who are unwittingly installing this probably have installed a million blinking spyware Christmas trees, Yahoo! and Google toolbars and God knows what else. Safari is probably the least of their worries.

And what’s the worst thing that is going to happen if somebody does not check the box? He/she is going to use 26mb of a hard-drive to install a browser that is functional but bland.

Big f-ing deal.

It’s not spyware – at least I don’t think it phones home your credit-card numbers to Steve Jobs.

And if it gets some people to switch away from the horror that are the version of Internet Explorer before version 7, then that’s a very good thing.

So – time to relax, have a glass of wine, relax and wait for next Fridays installment of the bitchmeme meme.


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