After all that talk about Apple pushing the Safari “update” on Windows users (here and here), as it turns out, it’s actually “illegal” for Windows users to install it! Read the first sentence in the image below and you’ll see what I mean:




license agreement

It very clearly reads in Apple’s License Agreement which you have to agree to before downloading Safari, that “This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time.” The last time I checked, my Dell computer had no Apple label to be found on it! It looks like Apple needs to take some time to review all of their agreements now that they’re branching out and offering software to Windows users.

What’s even more funny is that when the License Agreement pops-up, it warns to read it carefully. Well, by reading it carefully it was discovered that PC users really aren’t supposed to be using it! It says in big bold/all caps:

PLEASE READ THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT (“LICENSE”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE APPLE SOFTWARE. BY USING THE APPLE SOFTWARE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.

Maybe Apple is pushing Safari so hard because they’ll threaten all of the Windows users later on that they must switch to a Mac or face being sued? :) It looks like us software users aren’t the only ones that don’t read the agreement, apparently those who write it don’t read it either. This was clearly an oversight by Apple, and we imagine it’ll be fixed soon.

Source: The Register – Thanks for the tip Max!