Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Nov 2008 09:45 UTC, submitted by mlauzon
Internet Explorer Most of the popular browsers these days are based on one of the two open source rendering engines - khtml/WebKit and Gecko. The most popular browser, however, is based on proprietary technology: Internet Explorer. Even though IE made some progress during the past few years, it's no secret that it took Microsoft far too long to counter the success of Mozilla's Firefox. Currently, Microsoft is working (and thus, spending money) on Internet Explorer 8, and this prompted an audience member during a keynote by Steve Ballmer to ask an interesting question: is it worth spending money on IE, with so many open source engines readily available? Ballmer's reply may surprise you.
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RE[3]: Security
by lithium on Sat 8th Nov 2008 05:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Security"
lithium
Member since:
2005-06-29

KHTML was rendering a lot of stuff very nicely already at the time Apple took it. Sure, they have done a lot of nice stuff with it but you could say the same for KDE and now also GNOME (WebKitGTK) and Google (Chromium) who all contribute more to the main codebase than just the "ports". Btw, KHTML is based on the original GtkHTML ;)

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RE[4]: Security
by ebasconp on Sat 8th Nov 2008 14:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Security"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GtkHTML

GtkHTML was forked from KHTML!!

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