Sunday, November 13, 2005

hello again!!!

Hi again, still at the Apple store and my Dad wants me to link to him and I need a manual to do this. Turns out in Windows there's a linking command in Blogger, but not in Safari. Maybe I'm missing it. If I ever get a Mac I'm switching to Firefox anyway. Who uses Safari?

35 Comments:

At 4:02 PM, Blogger fearmattdotcom said...

From the Mac users I've talked to, they generally avoid Safari in favor of FF. There is always IE5 though...

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

I used Firefox when I first switched to a Mac, but have since went to Safari since it's better optimized for OS X.

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IE 5 is Cack - and dead besides since MS abandoned it. You would be better typing commands into telnet to view web content.

 
At 9:46 PM, Blogger Emirates Mac said...

It is annoying but there's at least a partial fix. I had the same issue not too long ago - http://www.intodimensions.com/?p=1871

Happy blogging!

 
At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Jack Foster Mancilla said...

You know, the funny thing is that it seems that everyone says, "I use Firefox," but the hit numbers from Safari are really climbing. ... I use NetNewsWire, first, Safari, second, FireFox, third, Mozila, Opera, Explorer. ... It just all depends on what I am doing and when I am doing it, and what I need to accomplish. ... No one in their right mind uses one bowl to eat out of, or one pot to cook in. ... Tools! We got a bunch of them! Use them all! When you need something else to accomplish a task, use the something else.

 
At 10:33 PM, Anonymous brian w. said...

I use Safari a lot. Almost exclusively. I know how to write a link though. If I didn't, it would probably be a bit frustrating. You should switch to firefox anyway. You dont need a mac to do that. :)

 
At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone use Firefox on Mac OS? The whole point of using Mac OS is lost if you don't take advantage of the higher-quality platform native programs available. Omniweb and Safari are significantly faster, render pages more beautifully, and are more streamlined. If you need to use the Gecko rendering engine then Camino is the browser of choice.

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger fearmattdotcom said...

Jack Foster hits the nail on the head. (Oh, the IE5 reference was a joke, mind you...) Multiple tools is better than one. I have both Eclipse and VS, after all...

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger Steven Frein said...

This seems like a Blogger issue (google) not a safari issue. Blogger should build a better tool for Safari users. I have been using Flock and Ecto to blog. But when you are blogging using a Apple store computer, you have what you have.

 
At 1:11 AM, Anonymous David Mercer said...

I'll second the Camino recommendation. It's a compeltely Mac Native member of the Mozilla/Firefox family for OS X, and it is very nice. It meets all of the Apple Human Interface Guidelines, and is just, well, more Mac-like!

All of the Apple-ness you get from Safari (really!) and all of the compatibility of Firefox. Oh man now I wish I could afford a Mac again!

 
At 5:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safari all the way. I do have all the others in my quiver if I need them. Knowing how to write a link is very useful.

 
At 6:42 AM, Blogger Jon said...

Firefox stinks on Os X. Its totally non-native, and their buttons and widgets in the browser are hideous. And if you're an os x poweruser, those things are important to you. Not to mention its not so fast performance.

If you want to use a mozilla renderer use Camino. Its great. In my opinion firefox just stinks on os x. but it rocks on windows and linux!

 
At 6:45 AM, Blogger Paul said...

I exclusively use Safari on my Macs. I have Firefox and Camino installed and I will fire them up occasionally to double-check certain sites. I love Safari, it works best for me. I can see the extra icons you're talking about on the Blogger post template in Firefox that aren't showing up in Safari - but if I want to insert a link, I just write a link, so it's not an issue to me.

 
At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Ryan Boswell said...

I use Safari as my secondary browser, Camino is my first choice (I'm in it right now), and everyonce in a while I'm start up Firefox, other than that I have Flock, Opera, and Sunrise Browser installed on my iBook here. I've uninstalled ie from the system, both the OSX version and System 9.

 
At 7:12 AM, Anonymous brian w. said...

I dont think firefox stinks on the mac, there are some lovely extensions and hacks that make it look pretty nice and it works pretty well. I use it for web development a lot. I agree though - if you want the Gecko rendering engine, Camino is the way to go.

 
At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safari. I have OmniWeb (a payed copy), Opera, Firefox, Caamino, iCab, and even IE 5 installed.

But which one do I always end up running back to? Safari. It just works better than all the rest, with the notable exception of Text Area HTML editors (for which I use Firefox).

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger pat said...

Safari. It's better than Firefox in general but I can see where a good feature or two would cause you to use Firefox.

 
At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto on Safari -- I find the UI is just easier to deal with and as much as I like being able to customize software (a la Firefox extensions) I dislike having to do it by default to make the program presentable.

I rarely run into problems, when I do, I try another broswer such as Firefox.

 
At 12:06 PM, Anonymous Dan McComb said...

Both FF and Safari work very well on Mac. But only FF supports the text editing features in WordPress, for example. Hopefully Safari will fix this very soon.

 
At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Patrick, I think it would be really great for the Mac community if we could say Robert Scoble's son is a Switcher. Maybe you could be the next Ellen Fleiss? No, bad joke. I guess in your family that would be like going over to the dark side. You can't win, Vader!

-:)sundoggy

 
At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Mark Hughes said...

59% of the Mac users to my site use Safari. Almost all of the rest use Firefox--other browsers are less than 1% of the Mac users.

I use Firefox on Mac because I use Linux at work, and prefer a consistent UI. I'm not unduly impressed with Safari's page rendering, but it's not unacceptable, and it is a faster browser.

 
At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anthony White said...

Generally I used IE5 on my MacG4, however considering bugs and exploits, your best bet is to use Firefox. I use Firefox on my PC, it seems to be perfect for the job.

0 problems == Perfect

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Grant said...

I love Firefox for so many reasons, but I am currently using Safari because FF is sooooooo slow at rendering on the Mac. I had hoped 1.5 would speed things up but no such luck.

If you're not a web developer (and thus don't need all the goodies that the XUL GUI supports) I would definitely recommend using Camino instead. It still suffers from the rendering performance issues, but is sooooo much nicer to use due to the Cocoa GUI.

 
At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Robert Scoble said...

My son wants to be a switcher. I told him "not until after Christmas."

The Mac team here at Microsoft is waiting to adopt him, by the way. :-)

 
At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safari and Camino. Safari is by far the best.

 
At 2:13 AM, Blogger Lauz said...

Hey Patrick, What sort of computer do you have right now? I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 but when i use a Mac i use Safari, mainly because its the only Browser that my stepmum has got that works.

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Patrick Scoble said...

I have a compaq presario and I want a iBook G4 14 inch

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Lauz said...

Cool as.. i want an iBook too but im not sure what exact one i want

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger fearmattdotcom said...

All this talk about switching... eh. At once point, I thought about getting a Mac mini, and heard about the Mactel thing, so I'm holding off for sure. And it wouldn't be so much switching as adding diversity to the mix. Thought I might be disappointed with the Mini, from what I hear, it is dog slow, especially with later OSX releases. To me, all Apple at this point is just fancy hardware at high prices, and an elitist attitude.

 
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