Safari 5 runs in Linux

By | 2010/06/22

I’m not sure why you would want to do it, but yes Safari 5 runs fine in Linux with wine. šŸ™‚

In Ubuntu 10.04 install this version of wine:

sudo apt-get install wine1.2-dev

Next, fetch the wonderful winetricks

wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks

Make it executable

chmod +x winetricks

Use winetricks to install corefonts

./winetricks

Now go and download the Safari Quicktime combo:

And run the installer:

wine SafariQuickTimeSetup.exe

It works! You can run Safari from your Ubuntu Applications menu under Wine > Programs > Safari
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2 thoughts on “Safari 5 runs in Linux

  1. rob cain

    Really helpful article – thanks – we do a lot of cross browser testing and having ability to run Safari under Ubuntu is a boon.

    However, the link you provide to download Safari no longer exists – and i cant for the life of me find out where on the Apple site i can download it from (in fact the link on there own site http://www.apple.com/safari/download just redirects to http://www.apple.com/safari/ with no option to download visible anywhere).

    Could someone point me to a download? Thanks.

    Reply
    1. scott Post author

      Yeah I think that Apple has ceased development of the Windows version of Safari. :/

      Reply

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