Safari Browser

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Atlas Shrugged, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. I just started using Safari Browser. I'm impressed with the speed that it
    downloads pages. Anyone have any suggestions for me that are either
    positive or negative about the browser?


    Atlas Shrugged, Mar 22, 2008
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    philo Guest

    I installed it on one of my machines and it seems to work fine.
    philo, Mar 22, 2008
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    zynteq7 Guest

    I've tried it, has a huge memory leak.
    zynteq7, Mar 22, 2008
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    Piso Mojado Guest

    Reviews of Safari running under Windows have not been too positive....
    Piso Mojado, Mar 22, 2008
  5. What does that mean? Can you explain, please?
    Atlas Shrugged, Mar 23, 2008
  6. Do you have any references or know of any problems?
    Atlas Shrugged, Mar 23, 2008
  7. A leak is a place where something escapes. Take it from there.
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 23, 2008
  8. Still no idea what you mean. What escapes? Browser history? Saved
    passwords? Web pages? How would I notice such a leak? What would happen
    to my computer or to Safari?
    Atlas Shrugged, Mar 23, 2008
  9. Thanks. I'll look up memory leak, but now I get it. Memory leaks into
    Safari so there is none available for other apps. Seems like memory sponge
    would be more appropriate name, if I'm interpreting you correctly. I'll
    keep an eye on how much memory it uses.

    Yes I have read Atlas Shrugged. Great book.
    Atlas Shrugged, Mar 23, 2008
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    G. Morgan Guest

    G. Morgan, Mar 23, 2008
  11. Memory. That's why it was called a "memory leak".
    You'd run out of, or find decreaed, your usable memory. Memory. Memory
    leak. Memory. Memory leak. Might even try Gooling for the term. The
    term memory leak. Memory leak .

    Have you ever read "Atlas Shrugged"?
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 24, 2008
  12. Not quite, but you're on the right track.
    Agreed. How about "The Fountainhead"?
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 24, 2008
  13. Read that too, as well as everything else she wrote.
    Atlas Shrugged, Mar 24, 2008
  14. I checked Memory Leak on google and get the idea. I looked on task manager
    and safari is currently using 106 MB of RAM, which was just 102 MB a minute
    or so ago. Pretty soon, I won't have any left for other apps. So, if I
    close Safari, do I get back all the RAM?
    Atlas Shrugged, Mar 24, 2008
  15. In theory, but not necessarily in practice. That's probably one
    reason why rebooting every day or less is part of traditional
    Windows maintenance; other OSs don't require that.
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 24, 2008
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    Robert Guest

    Which versions of Windows require a daily reboot?
    Robert, Mar 24, 2008
  17. Uhhhh, the entire 9x family... ?!? d^%}>~*

    There's no "requirement" - as in there's not a
    "requirement" to hold your breath, untie the rocks
    holding your feet, and attempt to propel yourself
    to the surface when water gets way over your head...

    Sometimes prudence just prevails, and dumping all
    the caches improves performace.

    Not so much with my XP stations - but every now and then...


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    Bucky Breeder, Mar 24, 2008
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    catchme Guest

    im not sure if this still applies to mac o/s x (safari began as a mac
    app), but in 'classic' mac o/s versions (i.e. 9 and under), you were
    able to individually change the amount of RAM allocated to each app.
    sometimes the software designers allowed too much, and some times not
    enough. for myself, i was comfortable with that scheme because i always
    knew where my memory was going, and had the power to administer
    resources to an app. to run on only enough ram as required for its
    function according to my purpose, unlike in windows....
    I guess this feature on the mac side got programmers to become lazy when
    coding for windows.....?
    catchme, Mar 24, 2008
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    catchme Guest

    as with many books critical of society, there are a few fundamental
    flaws in the book referenced here, the first being that it is too
    simplistic to draw reference upon society as a whole, and is also meant
    as a critique upon the Communist Russia that "Ayn" left behind.
    However, Communism left in her a bad taste in her mouth for any
    socialist ideas whatever.
    I wonder what her views on health care were as she aged beyond her
    working years....?
    Secondly, her heroes were Industrialists (at the time, a leading cause
    of pollution in Russia), who eventually went on 'strike' to protest
    regulation of any form, to make as much money as they were capable
    (likely this would mean at the expense of the enviroment)....her views
    of 'morality' were so focused upon the individual, that pollution
    concerns were not so much even an after thought.
    catchme, Mar 24, 2008
  20. I reboot once a week on the weekend.
    Atlas Shrugged, Mar 24, 2008
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