Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Sep 2008 11:15 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones With the recent surge in WebKit adoption, many have stated to question the usefulness of Mozilla's Gecko browsing engine, claiming that WebKit is far superior. Some even go as far as saying that Firefox should ditch Gecko in favour of WebKit. Ars Technica's Ryan Paul explains why that is utter, utter bogus. "From a technical perspective, Gecko is now very solid and no longer lags behind WebKit. A testament to the rate at which Gecko has been improving is its newfound viability in the mobile space, where it was practically considered a nonstarter not too long ago. Mozilla clearly has the resources, developer expertise, and community support to take Gecko anywhere that WebKit can go."
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Is this just for starting a flame war ?
by Ikshaar on Tue 9th Sep 2008 17:04 UTC
Ikshaar
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2005-07-14

Come on, Chrome is few days old. OSNews articles from 6 days ago listed it as "harmful" (http://www.osnews.com/story/20244/Google_Chrome_Considered_Harmful)

I am sure webkit is great and I applaud Google's work on a new browser who might become a major player but Chrome might also disappear as fast as it came. So as for the "Webkit popularity grows"...

I personally love FF3... and I see no reason whatsoever to switch the engine of a proven browser, always updated and developed.

Edited 2008-09-09 17:06 UTC

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