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How to install Safari 4 in Ubuntu

By Ricky on February 24th, 2010 

Safari is the default web browser in Mac OS X. Although it is meant primarily for Mac OS X, it is also available for Windows. However, no version of Safari is available for Linux.

In this tutorial, w will tell you how to install Safari 4, the latest release of Safari, in Ubuntu.

To install Safari 4 in Ubuntu, follow the following steps:

  • Make sure you have installed the Wine. Otherwise it Wine with the command:
sudo apt-get install wine
  • Download winetricks using this command:
  • Install winetricks and corefonts with the command.
sh winetricks corefonts
  • In the terminal, navigate to where you saved the Safari installer and open it through Wine with this command:
wine SafariSetup.exe
  • Install Safari but make sure to uncheck (deselect) the "Install Bonjour for Windows" and "Automatically update Safari..." options.
  • Now installation of Safari is done. You can start Safari by navigating to Applications -> Wine -> Programs -> Safari -> Safari.

Note these points:

  • Safari will crash the first time you run it because of the welcome animation, but should work after that.
  • Opening a new tab in Safari may cause it to crash. To fix this, open Safari preferences, and in "General" category, set "New tabs open with:" option to "Empty Page".



How to install Safari 4 in Ubuntu was originally published on on February 24, 2010 - 6:04 am (Indian Standard Time)