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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Reality check.
by BR on Wed 8th Jan 2003 17:18 UTC

[Mike Hearn]
>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."

But they don't have the *server* "locked down". A VERY important fact. Standards would have disappeared long ago, otherwise. This anouncement reenforces the other side of the standards equation.

Repeat after me, Sorenson. That's ALL. And no the GPL doesn't get in the way. Your being disingenious here.
Two things. Plugins, and "other licenses".