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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Appleforever at i again...
by Chreo on Tue 7th Jan 2003 21:33 UTC

>new imovie, new iphoto, new idvd, browser that has an >awesome interface (except no tabs) and speed. New >presentation software that used OPEN FILE FORMAT
>(reportedly) - and it has spreadsheet component built in.

Are we a few years behind MS on this browserthingy and presentation software or what? Apple, IMHO, made a huge mistake in not using Gecko for the browser engine. Gecko just sweeps the floor with IE, Opera and KHTML feature and technology wise.

>New 12" powerbook. $1999 with superdrive. That's right, >with superdrive. 4.6 lbs. Also, a 17 incher. Firewire 2
>on that one.

12' !!! Anything below 14' is pointless and what kind of a lame sceen is that 17' one, OMFG, they use the iLamp screen. That screen have I have heard soo many complaints over it's quality that I thought they'd switched supplier... but OH NO! let's put in our prime notebook model!

I bought a notebook with a 15' screen 1450x1050 almost a year ago for less than the 12' PowerBook and it have far more features and CPU speed than either of the new models. Almost a year ago... heh, time flies

>new airport faster speed.

ever head of 802.11a? that's what some of us have been using for quite some time. same thing. "fantastic innit?!"

>ha , ha, ha. When will people just give up and give
>Apple's it's due. WHEN?????? and don't give me that shit >on "the price" Guess what, quality and innovation costs >money. It ain't free pal. bye bye

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Apple is just an MS wannabe and the latest software just reinforce that image. The quality issue is a no-no as Apple use just as cheapo PC components as the rest of the white-box manufacturers does. Innovation? Using a readybuilt htmlrenderer really shows innovation. How about the iFan that the Dual PowerPC really should be named. The new keyboard, on the powerbook, is, despite the overall package being substantially larger, no bigger than before... big miss. No speed upgrade on the

Apple is a nice company. Has nice design. But they are in no way AHEAD och better than others. I really urge you to look at what OpenSource can do for ya in terms of price/features that just leaves the Mac in the dust.

Oh and didn't you complain about MS charging for upgrades of their MovieMaker software. Guess you feel kindof stupid now that Apple does just the same with their iApps.