[ubuntu-uk] Installing Safari on Ubuntu

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon Jun 15 17:29:35 BST 2009

John wrote:
> I really liked using Safari on Windows, and just wondered can it be 
> installed onto Ubuntu?
> Thank you.
> John
I believe there isn't a native version of Safari for Linux (not sure if 
Apple ever will release one) however you may be able to get it running 
with either CrossOver Office (which you can download a trial version 
from codeweavers.com) or alternatively try running it with Wine (you can 
find Wine under Add/Remove programs or find an updated version at 

Doing a search for Safari on WineHQ lists Wine 3.x Public Beta which is 
supposed to work really well, and also Safari 4.x which is listed as 
Bronze so it may not be fully stable, or bits of it might not work.

Overall I have found Wine to be hit and miss, some things work really 
well and others either don't work or are unstable, but considering it is 
written without using any Microsoft code I think it certainly does a 
good job.


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