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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by Johnathan Bailes on Tue 7th Jan 2003 21:43 UTC

I could seriously start to argue the innovation thing after all most of the effort software-wise revolves around getting together a core set of apps for MacOSX and making OSX better. Not a lot of big innovations like in the old days -- remember when Macs had voice recognition way back in the dark age? Ahead of their time again. Making the most out of OS X is what they need to do mind you. Still leaves little room for the big innovations that we use to see coming out of Apple all the time.

The hardware side is looking good for them except for the processor speed. They need an alternative quick. Good solid products -- slower processor than intel. Not good.

People amazed that Apple is still around? I am not. They really know how to please their core audience and retain enough users in even the hardest of times to survive. It would take a huge stumble for Apple to completely go under.

Jobs has done a good job of putting together the types of people and products Apple needs to survive in a MS dominated world.

I doubt that MS would even allow that considering the fact that as long as Apple is around MS has someone to point to as an alternative when the anti-trust lawyers come poking around. Also, they money off of Macs with Office and such. MS is a lot of things but business stupid is rarely one of them.

I will say that using huge sweeping terms about something like OSes is kind of silly. Macs are the best computers for a segment of the population. Wintel boxes are the best computers for another segment of the population. You'll pry that XP box out of most gamer's cold dead hands. Still, for Unix geeks and tinkerers linux is the best. Other people still love their BeOS. It all depends on what you want out of a computer.

I understand the anger for folks who bash macs or any other OS besides the one they like. However, look in the mirror. You look a lot like the people that tick you off.