Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Mar 2010 13:12 UTC, submitted by Infamy
BeOS & Derivatives BeOS came with a relatively straightforward browser called NetPositive, or Net+ in shorthand. Especially by today's standards, it can hardly do anything more complicated than rendering basic HTML, so it isn't of much use. Luckily, Haiku has a successor now, born out of the HaikuLauncher conceptbrowser we talked about earlier: WebPositive.
Permalink for comment 412208
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 4th Mar 2010 14:31 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

This’ll make or break Haiku. People will be drawn to the platform because the web will work as well as anywhere else, and stay for the native apps.

I would love to see something a bit more radical as far as browser layout though. I feel the browser tabs, location and buttons should go on the _bottom_ of the window. I always thought this was a more natural, obvious place for navigation as it moves content closer to the top of the page, and the location bar also works as a status bar, telling you the current location. I also find it easier to look at the bottom of the screen, below the reading line, than at the top of the screen which is further away.

Reply Score: 2