Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jan 2003 18:05 UTC
Apple Steve Jobs just announced in his Macworld Keynote that Apple is releasing its own browser, called Safari. Its claim to fame is extremely fast performance on the Mac. The Mac platform has struggled from sluggish browser performance with IE (the old default browser). Update: According to Jobs, Safari is open source and based on khtml. It only runs on Mac OS X and will be available for download today.
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Kool for apple
by Johnathan Bailes on Tue 7th Jan 2003 20:37 UTC

Good deal. They are not re-inventing the wheel and I believe they will probably contribute code back. Why? It is not like Safari will be making them any money so giving the code to the KHTML people will not cost them a dime and bring a bit of good-will at the same time.

@appleforever -- you are as bad as the knee jerk mac-haters. I will give Apple its due when they bring down the price a bit. Yes, I understand quality but I also understand the Apple premium. I was there when quality Apple notebooks use to go up flames. That is not the case now. They make good stuff but it still costs too much for what you are buying IMO. As in don't take it personal, it is just my opinion.

I will also give Apple its due when the par down the interface a bit and squeeze some reasonable speed out of those gui interface. It feels slow but smooth. The rendering and response is very smooth in window movement, text rendering stuff like that but still too slow. The good news is that they are making progress on this with every release and I know that one day it will be a thing of the past.

When they make enough progress I will be there to give them their due. If they start charging for iapps they will be making a mistake and I will them their due in regard to those apps. Those are some nice little apps very smooth, very nice to use. The airport I am sure is nice to but I have no experience with them so I can't "give them their due" in that regard.


@Andrew -

I agree there are all types in the Linux community like pretty much any community. There are huge festering egos and some really nice helpful people. Everyone talks about RTFM and attitude but I subscribed to the suse_en list and the redhat-list and I have not seen the attitude people talk about. Mailing lists are great places to get help. My only gripe with the community is that people who subscribe to the list tend to be old-timers and there advice always leads to the command line when there are gui-alternatives in the distro of their choice right there in the KDE control center of the System Configuration section of the Gnome menu.