Apple recently rolled out the most recent version of its Safari Web browser, where it has patched over 100 vulnerabilities. For those who are running on an older version of Mac OS X, or any other version of Windows from Microsoft, it can be said that you are out of luck – sort of. After all, Safari 6 is available only for the spanking new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system, as well as its predecessor, the OS X 10.7 Lion, which is less than a year old actually. Those who are still running on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will be disappointed to know that the upgrade will not apply this time around. Sounds rather disappointing, especially when you consider how as of June this year, Snow Leopard was still running on nearly 40% of all Macs – this does make you wonder whether Apple is silently asking everyone to make the upgrade in a forced manner.
Safari for Windows? That is even more ignominious, especially when Apple had already removed entire traces of it from its website. Apple did not respond to requests for a comment, but right at the bottom of the official Safari page, it states, “The latest version of Safari is available in Mountain Lion. The latest version of Safari for Lion is available through Software Update.” Do you think this is fair for Snow Leopard users?