Jun 13 2007

Safari and MSIE on Linux

As soon as I knew about Safari for Windows I knew what I want to do: after being able to run Internet Explorer on Linux it’s time to do the same with Safari.
It’s not easy, but when you know what you have to do it isn’t difficult. And if you see how does it works on Windows:

Safari for Windows crash

you can either expect great things with Wine

These are the steps needed in order to be able to run Safari on Linux using Wine.

  1. Recompile wine using this patch to fix Wine bug #8674. If you are using Gentoo you can download my patched ebuild.

    (no longer needed since version 0.9.39)

  2. Install Visual C++ 2005 libraries, either downloading the package and installing it with Wine or using winetricks script.
  3. Download and install Safari for Windows unchecking automatic updates while installing.

References: comp.emulators.ms-windows.wine, WineHQ Bugzilla, Wine App DB.

Internet Explorer installation is much more easy, you only have to run IES 4 Linux script: one for versions 5, 5.5 and 6 and another for version 7.

MSIE and Safari on Linux with Wine

Now everybody can run on Linux any of the majority web browsers, something very appreciated for a Linux user and webmaster.

Curiosity: compare Apple speed test with How To Create speed test.

2 comments on “Safari and MSIE on Linux

  1. it doesn’t work for me same error as befor install visual c++

    err:module:LdrInitializeThunk “MSVCR80.dll” failed to initialize, aborting
    err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L”C:\\Program Files\\Safari\\Safari.exe” failed, status c0000142

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