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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RE: Sheesh
by Eugenia on Tue 7th Jan 2003 21:49 UTC

No, it would not have been wise to write a browser from scratch. Took 3-4 years to Mozilla and Konqueror and even IE to come where they are today, and Apple needed a browser today, not in 4 years. Writing a browser from scratch is a HUGE undertaking even if you are Apple or not.
The decision to use an existing HTML engine is of course wise, however I would favour Gecko and not KHTML today. A year ago I was still favoring KHTML to be honest, but the tables are turned these days.