Surely, we all have our favorite browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera ...), on the network we can find a lot of different alternatives. Although many of them are simple copies of the previous ones with a couple of changes, the most important are those developed and maintained by large companies. And one of the least known browsers, especially for Windows users, is Safari, Apple's browser.
Just as Microsoft has Edge, Google has Chrome and Mozilla has Firefox, Apple is responsible for the development and maintenance of its Safari browser. This is the default browser used on all Mac with macOS operating system, as well as on iPhone with iOS and iPad with iPadOS.
Normally Apple applications do not usually leave the ecosystem, being "exclusive" to its users. However, with this browser the thing is different. Apple allows Windows users to use their browser, although it may not be entirely advisable to do so.
How to install Safari on Windows 10
Installing Safari on Windows 10 (or on Windows 7 or 8.1) has no mystery. Although Apple has hidden the download section of its browser (for reasons we will see later), it is still possible to download the latest version of the browser published for Windows from the following link.
Once the following installer is downloaded, we run it on our computer, like any other program, and follow the instructions that appear in the wizard.
When the installation of Safari is finished, we can start using this browser on our computer. However, since we executed it for the first time, we will begin to realize the problems.
The problems of using Apple's browser in Windows 10
It is true that Safari has nothing to deal with the market share of Google Chrome. Even on the company's operating systems, users install Chrome and Firefox to navigate with them. For comfort or custom, mainly.
However, Safari was a good alternative for those who wanted an innovative, lightweight and fast browser. Unfortunately, Apple abandoned the development of the Windows version of this browser and, for many years (since 2012) this browser has not been updated.
The Safari interface for Windows leaves much to be desired. It is an interface similar to that of the older versions of Internet Explorer. In addition, because its engine has not been updated for years, many websites work poorly, or simply do not work.
In addition, we must bear in mind that an undamaged browser is plagued with vulnerabilities. We must exercise extreme caution when using this browser for Windows, since in recent years Apple has corrected several serious bugs in Safari for macOS and iOS, bugs that are still present in the Windows version.
Can I install the latest version of Safari?
Unless you have macOS, iOS or iPadOS, it is not possible to install and use the latest version of Safari in the browser. Apple abandoned its development long ago and, although it is still possible to download the installers, this version is completely obsolete.
To be able to test the latest version is Safari in Windows 10, the only possibility is to install macOS in a virtual machine, or opt for a hackintosh configuration that allows us to have the Apple operating system running natively on a conventional PC.