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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khtml option: it's politics not technology
by amilcarodonte on Wed 8th Jan 2003 04:12 UTC

I'm under the impression that Apple chose KHTML because adding such a big corporate support to gecko (i.e. Netscape-AOL's strategy) would have pissed off MS and wouldn't have made much sense also to keep apple independent. KHTML seems a relatively well-developed third party player that, added benefit, doesn't intend to compete openly with MS.

Now, the question I'm asking myself is if this KHTML option had something to do with opendarwin.org having a special KDE project... Signal of a tighter integration of MacOSX with the X11 world?

I'm sorry, I'm not a geek, all this may not make any sense from a techno p[oint of view...