Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Nov 2008 09:45 UTC, submitted by mlauzon
Internet Explorer Most of the popular browsers these days are based on one of the two open source rendering engines - khtml/WebKit and Gecko. The most popular browser, however, is based on proprietary technology: Internet Explorer. Even though IE made some progress during the past few years, it's no secret that it took Microsoft far too long to counter the success of Mozilla's Firefox. Currently, Microsoft is working (and thus, spending money) on Internet Explorer 8, and this prompted an audience member during a keynote by Steve Ballmer to ask an interesting question: is it worth spending money on IE, with so many open source engines readily available? Ballmer's reply may surprise you.
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RE[2]: Who really cares?
by lithium on Sat 8th Nov 2008 05:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Who really cares?"
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Well, not in the "wow they use webkit"-way but users would surely care about the "wow I did this page on windows and it looks 100% the same on Mac/iPhone/Android/KDE/Gnome/..."

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