Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Sep 2015 13:01 UTC, submitted by Jordan

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This is the future Apple so desperately wants: total control.

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"They had to open-source WebKit. It was derived from KHTML.

So Apple chose KHTML, which meant going open source route, because they wanted total control.

No, they chose it because they didn't have any other choice: Apple clearly lacked the competence to build their own browser, and the initial releases of OS X were such a debacle that no third-party was going to do it for them. So other than Gecko - another open-source engine - KHTML was their only option.

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