Apple Ooopsie

There has been much weeping, wailing, and quite possibly gnashing of teeth in the last week or so over Apple’s *cough* controversial decision to push Safari 3.1 at Windows PCs that have iTunes installed. It is a wee bit naughty having it selected by default in the Software Update box, but compared with some of the updates Microsoft have pushed out, it’s relatively benign. For what it’s worth, I’ve tried Safari on Windows, but I don’t think it integrates as well on that platform as Firefox does, and nowhere near as well as IE7 and IE8[1][2] do.

But all that pales into insignificance compared to this. The Register reports that somebody actually read the licence agreement for Safari for Windows and found that there’s a slight problem. You’re only allowed to install it on an Apple computer. So unless your Windows installation is a virtual one running on Mac OS X, you’re not allowed to use that automagically installed software. :rofl: :clap:

[1] A very well-behaved beta…
[2] IE6, on the other hand, is an abomination against nature, not to mention HTML