With the release of the Safari 5.1.5 web browser, internet users who are running Safari on the recently updated 32-bit mode, can heave sighs of relief from serious website usability bugs. Safari 5.1.5 was updated to fix these bugs, and other stability problems. Safari, which is one of the most used mobile and desktop web browsers, was developed and released by Apple Inc. on April 7, 2003, to run as a public beta on Apple’s Mac OS X operating system. Safari was to become the default browser of the company, with the first version released on June 11, 2007, to support Windows XP, Windows 7, and Vista. It was hailed by many internet users as the most innovative web browser for Mac and PC users. Safari’s exciting features offer great browsing experience to 62.71% of mobile web browsers and 5.43 % of desktop web browsers.
Apple Inc. has released many versions of Safari, since after its first release, to address various web stability issues. These versions include the following: Safari 5.1.1, Safari 5.1.2, Safari 5.1.3, Safari 5.1.4, and Safari 5.1.5. Safari 5 (Safari 5.1.5) is the latest release of Apple’s Safari browser versions. It was released on March 26, 2012, barely 2 weeks after the release of Safari 5.1.4.
Safari 5.1.5 was released to take care of web stability issues experienced by users of this Apple’s web browser. A 64-bit code was used by Apple Inc. to run its Safari web programs hence; all its hardware and software support were designed to help Safari users to run the program on this code. It was not long before compatibility issues came up, including issues of support for older plug-ins. This led to Apple’s launch of the 32-bit binary code, to help Safari users overcome earlier problems. However, users running Safari on the 32-bit mode began to experience problems, while trying to run some websites. There were also issues of update failures.
With the release of Safari 5.1.5, users running Windows and Mac OS X 10.6.8 will experience some stability fixes and bug-free browsing. The Safari 5.1.5 version requires Windows XP SP2 and later versions to install it. For Mac users, installing Safari 5.1.5 requires OS X 10.7.3, OS X 10.6.8 or any later version. This version of Safari is between 38MB and 48MB and can be downloaded either from the Safari website or via software update.