Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2013 17:28 UTC
Apple After relying on third parties for several years - Internet Explorer, Netscape - Apple decided that it was time to take matters into its own hands. It was time Apple created its own browser (again). And so, Safari was born, and released unto the world ten years ago. These past few weeks, Don Melton, the project lead for Safari and WebKit, has been sharing a lot of interesting stories about the origins and development of Apple's browser.
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The enemy of my enemy is...
by andrewclunn on Fri 11th Jan 2013 17:45 UTC
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Though I'm not fan of a lot of Apple's practices, that they (both as a competitor to windows and to IE) helped to solidify an open web and web standards in the market place is clear. Competition is good, and there needed to be a company willing and able to stand defiant to the Microsoft monopoly machine. For the space made available for competition, for WebKit, for clang, for so many reasons, the open source community has benefited from Apple. Glad to see them get some credit now that the trendy thing to do seems to be Apple bashing.

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