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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Confused PC user
by Wayne on Wed 8th Jan 2003 03:26 UTC

> 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

It had a slot-loading DVD burner in it? 802.11g? Bluetooth? An equivalent graphics card? Illuminated keyboard? Firewire 800? No?

Oh, you meant, *roughly*, *kind of* equivalent, as most people do when comparing Yugos to BMWs or PCs to Macs.

> >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?!"

You really have to read more. 802.11a is NOT compatible with 802.11b, which means that the speed is the same, but the usability -- and a laptop will be ported around to places where there are only 802.11b hubs -- is not nearly the same as Apple's move to 802.11g. (Not to mention, you could've gotten an 802.11a PC card for a Mac a long time ago, just as you did for your PC.)