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Safari is a web browser originally developed by Apple for its Macintosh operating system that has since been extended to run on Microsoft's Windows operating system and Apple's hand-held iPhone.  Safari was created to offer a distinct web browser for the Macintosh operating system.  At one point, Apple's Macintosh computers came preinstalled with both Netscape Navigator and a custom version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser that was known for its incompatibility with Microsoft's primary Internet Explorer browser for Windows.  Apple has subsequently replaced the preloaded third-party browsers with Safari in all of its installations and Microsoft no longer supports the Macintosh version of Internet Explorer.

last updated 2007.10.12

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