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 Mike Hearn on Wed 8th Jan 2003 09:29 UTC

Any compitition that MS has in the browser market is a good thing. Hopefully this will usher in an era of W3C HTML complant websites, I hope MSHTML gets eradicated from this planet.

They seem to ignore complaints from Linux users, but Linux and Mac users combined?

What? Statistically nobody uses Macs at all, ditto for Konqueror. Microsoft has the browser market locked down completely, Mozilla has been better than IE for quite some time now, but at the end of the day most people don't care enough about the browser to bother replacing it.

In terms of web standards, this announcement means nothing.