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 boyo on Wed 8th Jan 2003 03:20 UTC

My suspicion is that they used khtml because its easy to embed (as a component). OTOH, the Mozilla project is just getting started on separating/creating the GRE (Gecko Runtime Engine).

Although by all accounts Gecko *is* way more standards complaint (this is not a knock against the KHTML guys) that's proabably the major reason why Apple went with KHTML.