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How to run Apple Safari on Linux

If you need Safari on your Linux PC, you’ll be happy to know that it is possible to install it. In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how you can set up Apple Safari on Linux.

Before we begin

Apple no longer supports Safari on the Windows platform. The oldest release of the browser for Windows is version 5 from 2010. However, this version runs on Linux, and you’ll be able to run it in Wine.

However, before attempting to install it, understand that this is an older release of Safari. You may run into unique issues using Safari that cannot be foreseen.

Installing Wine on Linux

You will need to install the latest version of Wine on your Linux PC to run Safari on your system. Thankfully, Wine is widely used and available on every Linux operating system out there.

To install Wine on Linux, start by opening up a terminal window. You can open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu and launch it that way.

With the terminal app open and ready to use, Wine is ready to install. Follow the installation instructions outlined below to get the app working on your computer.

Ubuntu

To install Wine on Ubuntu, you’ll want to use the following apt install command below.

sudo apt install wine64

After entering the command above, Ubuntu will ask for your password. Enter it to set up the Wine64 package on your computer.

Debian

Those looking to get Wine working on Debian 11, Debian 10, or Debian Sid should use the apt-get install command below to set up the “wine64” package.

sudo apt-get install wine64

Upon entering the command above, Debian will ask you for a password. Enter your user account password into the terminal. Then, press the Enter key to submit it and install Wine.

Arch Linux

Arch Linux users will always have access to the latest Wine Binaries thanks to Arch’s quick updates. To install the latest version of Wine on your Arch Linux PC, use the following pacman -S command.

sudo pacman -S wine

Once you enter the command above, Arch will ask you for a password. Enter it to install the latest release of Wine.

Fedora

If you’re a Fedora Linux user, you’ll be able to get a new version of Wine working on your computer using the following dnf install command in a terminal window.

sudo dnf install wine

When the command above is entered, Fedora will ask you for a password so it can install Wine. Use the keyboard and enter your password.

OpenSUSE

Need to get the latest release of Wine working on your OpenSUSE Linux system? Enter the following zypper install command in the terminal window.

sudo zypper install wine

With the command entered above, OpenSUSE will ask for a password. Using the keyboard, enter your user account password to get Wine.

How to run Apple Safari on Linux

Start by opening up a terminal window to run Apple Safari on Linux. You can open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu.

With the terminal window open and ready to use, follow the step-by-step instructions below to run Apple Safari on your Linux PC.

Step 1: First, use the wget download command to download the Safari 5 windows installer EXE to your Linux PC. This installer EXE makes it possible to install Safari in Wine on Linux.

wget http://appldnld.apple.com/Safari5/041-5487.20120509.INU8B/SafariSetup.exe

Step 2: After downloading the software to your computer, use the wine command to start up the installation wizard.

Note: if you have issues using the Safari EXE, you may want to run wine64 instead of the wine command below.

wine SafariSetup.exe

Step 3: With the SafariSetup.exe wizard open, you will see “Welcome to the Safari Installer”. Read the brief that the wizard shows. When you’ve finished reading it, find the “Next” button and click on it with the mouse.

Step 4: Upon selecting the “Next” button, you’ll see the Apple Safari License Agreement. Select the “I accept the terms in the license agreement,” and select the “Next” button to continue to the next page in the installer.

Step 5: Following the license agreement, you’ll see various boxes checked. If you wish for Safari to be the default browser on Linux, leave the boxes checked. Otherwise, uncheck everything.

Step 6: On the next page, you’ll need to tell the Safari wizard where to install the software. Leave it as default, or, if you’re an expert, browse for a place to install it. Then, finish the installation.

Once the installation is complete, Safari will be ready to run on Linux.

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