Monday, June 18, 2012

Install Safari on Ubuntu

Ubuntu users lack the number of options available as compared to the PC or Mac users. Main browsers they can use are Firefox, Chromium, Google Chrome & Opera. In this post I will be writing a tutorial on how you can install Safari on Ubuntu. So, without any further ado we will start.

  • Install Wine
Wine is a known Windows emulator for Linux. It is used to run Windows programs on Linux. We will be installing Wine first in order to install Safari on Linux. To install wine you need to open up the Ubuntu Software center and search for Wine. Or, you can simply go to this website and follow the instructions.The install will take a while. Or, you can install it via the Terminal using the following apt syntax.

sudo apt-get install wine

After installing Wine you need to install core fonts and the flash (windows version) using winetricks. To do this input the following in the terminal.

winetricks corefonts flash

  • Install 7zip

Installing 7zip is our next step as this will be needed to run Play on Linux. Ignoring this will give you an error related to 7zip.

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

  • Install Play On Linux

Play on Linux will help us create an environment to run Safari easily. To install Play on Linux you need to download it from this website. Choose the Ubuntu version as we are doing this for Ubuntu.

After installing Play on Linux, open it. A new window will open up which will look like the screenshot below.

Now click Install. Click Internet and then click Safari. Click Install.

Now the package will download some required packages and start installing Safari on Ubuntu. Keep following the wizard and you will have Safari installed on Ubuntu.

So, we have successfully installed Safari on Ubuntu.