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  • gevorg - Wednesday, February 01, 2012 - link

    What about Windows 7 updates? Reply
  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - link

    ...they exist!

    In all seriousness: the closed ecosystem of OS X means that these point updates have more far-reaching effects on the OS's functionality and features, and are thus more newsworthy than most Windows updates, which tend to happen more frequently and to focus mostly on security fixes. For example, these large OS updates are the only way for most Mac hardware to get driver updates - we cover this sort of thing on the Windows side by keeping up with graphics driver releases. We also tend to cover service pack-level Windows updates, and patches with some measurable impact on performance (like the Bulldozer performance hotfix piece from a few days ago).

    Note that we've also been covering Windows 8 feature announcements pretty closely as they've happened, and we're going to continue following it closely from the beta this month all the way up to release - I think we do a solid job of filtering out what is and isn't newsworthy on both sides of the PC/Mac fence. We could cover run-of-the-mill Patch Tuesday updates here, but I imagine that you'd enjoy reading "this patch fixes an exploit by which an attacker could etc. etc." over and over again about as much as I would enjoy writing about it. :-)
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  • ltcommanderdata - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - link

    RAGE has just been released for Mac. I know RAGE is hard to benchmark, but seeing this is the first major Mac game using the new OpenGL 3.2 Core profile support introduced in Lion and the most graphically intensive game for Mac, it'd be interesting if you could do a quick comparison between the PC and Mac versions as AnandTech did for Portal when Steam/Source Engine first came to Mac seeing if there is any major performance or image quality difference between platforms. Reply
  • ananduser - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - link

    Spoiler: Win7 version is faster and looks better. Reply
  • kmmatney - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - link

    Does anyone actually run Safari in Windows? I tried it a few years back for about 30 minutes, and soon deleted it. Reply
  • ltcommanderdata - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - link

    I was under the impression one of the main motivations when Safari for Windows was first launched was for Windows web developers to have easy access to Safari to test their websites against for compatibility. The similarity between desktop Safari and iOS Mobile Safari also helped to test website compatibility for iOS, especially important when Apple initially didn't have an app store and was pushing web apps as the primary third-party development method for iPhone. So perhaps Safari for Windows may not be that popular as a primary browser, but it probably does have a decent number of installs. Reply
  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - link

    Right. That's basically what I use it for. Reply
  • ananduser - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - link

    It is also shoveled down users' throat with every Itunes install. More simple minded computer user might fall for it. Reply
  • GotThumbs - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - link

    Better yet...Can Safari be completely UNINSTALLED from OS X? Reply

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