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: X11 for MacOS X
by Jason O'Neil on Wed 8th Jan 2003 07:29 UTC

Signal of a tighter integration of MacOSX with the X11 world?

Apple has also just released X11 for Mac, so Linux programs should run without too much trouble. I can't find the official link, but heres something:

About the browser, looks good, but I'm not a Mac user (But with all the news I've recieved today I must say that I'm entinced). I think it's good that they've used KHTML, even though I personally prefer gecko. This way there will be more competition, not only in front ends (Mozilla, Netscape, Phoenix, Galeon etc.), but also in the actual rendering of the page.

And if all the Mac users stop using IE, web designers might wake up and realize that they need to make standards compliant web pages. They seem to ignore complaints from Linux users, but Linux and Mac users combined?