Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:27 UTC
Google It's apparently browser engine day today. After Mozilla and Samsung announcing Servo, Google has just announced it's forking WebKit into Blink. Like WebKit, Blink will be open source, and it will also be used by other browser makers - most prominently, Opera has already announced it's not using WebKit, but Blink. Update: Courtesy of MacRumors, this graph illustrates how just how much Google contributed to WebKit. Much more than I thought. Also, Chrome developer Alex Russell: "To make a better platform faster, you must be able to iterate faster. Steps away from that are steps away from a better platform. Today's WebKit defeats that imperative in ways large and small. It's not anybody's fault, but it does need to change. And changing it will allow us to iterate faster, working through the annealing process that takes a good idea from drawing board to API to refined feature."
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RE[2]: Is Blink Open Source?
by Lennie on Thu 4th Apr 2013 23:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Is Blink Open Source?"
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There are a few things you need to do keep in mind when comparing hitslink and statcounter:

- I always get the impression Hitslink has more business-like websites as their customer, statcounter has less of that

- statcounter measures by pagevisits, hitslink by sessions. So if Chrome users are heavy Internet users by visiting many, many pages, they will show up higher

- Hitslink changes their statistics based on the ratio of users in a certain country. So if they measure on their US-customer websites that a lot of users from China use IE. They will proclaim a lot of users worldwide use IE.

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