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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a further sign of things to come
by Aerick on Tue 7th Jan 2003 20:57 UTC

Since MS has threatened to take away support for MS Office and IE on the Mac platform, I think Apple is trying to make provisions for later.

Because OS X is already based on an open source project, they are trying to make themselves a more prominent figure in the OSS community, which may or may not be a good thing. In any case, I think it may just be a defense against MS - especially the attention they give themselves about releasing the code and keeping everything "open".

Good for Apple.

p.s - The news post itself here at OSNews was pathetic. I agree with previous posters that the lack of a link was really disturbing. I actually found the story on LinuxToday first, which had a more substantial article AND a URL.