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Safari on Mac simulator
How to test web pages on Windows machine

 9:54 pm on Dec 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Maybe this is not available, but...anyone is aware of a "Safari on Mac" simulator running on Windows machine? How do you test for Mac when every machine you'd ever encounter is Windows?



 11:21 pm on Dec 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

OSX on VMWare.


 12:49 am on Dec 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Running Mac OS X on anything that's not an Apple is a license violation - a copyright violation.

To keep it legal: Get a mac.


 2:08 am on Dec 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

There are several PowerPC emulators that Apple doesn't seem to have an issue with. PearPC was a popular one, but I don't see much recent development. That's probably due to Apple switching chipsets to Intel.

It's not supported on VMware officially, but I've seen wikis that run through the process step by step.


 2:16 pm on Dec 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Have you considered Safari for Windows?


 2:38 pm on Dec 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is Safari for Windows built same way as for Mac? Haven't tried that.

iroot, never heard of VMWare. Is it stable, is it any good?

Maybe it is easier to spend $300 for a used Apple...assuming I know nothing at all about Macs, what's the difference between G3 and G4?


 5:20 pm on Dec 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Safari on Windows is actualy a pretty decent browser. Not sure how it compares to running it on a native Mac, but it does use the same render engine.



 8:21 pm on Dec 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

The Safari browser, iPhone, Google Chrome and Android phones all use WebKit open source web browser engine [webkit.org]. I'm guessing if it looks fine in both Safari and Chrome on Windows you have a really good chance it'll look fine on an Apple and both phones.

The only difference I've notice is scrolling iFrames don't work on the phones, it just shows one big fully expanded iFrame.


 1:30 am on Dec 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

mack, incrediBill, thanks. but it's not the html I am after, we get some werid javascript errors.

I tried Chrome and didn't see any errors. Maybe I'll try Safari on Win and see if does anything funny.

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