Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Mar 2010 13:12 UTC, submitted by Infamy
BeOS & Derivatives BeOS came with a relatively straightforward browser called NetPositive, or Net+ in shorthand. Especially by today's standards, it can hardly do anything more complicated than rendering basic HTML, so it isn't of much use. Luckily, Haiku has a successor now, born out of the HaikuLauncher conceptbrowser we talked about earlier: WebPositive.
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Nice to see progress
by deathshadow on Fri 5th Mar 2010 00:12 UTC
deathshadow
Member since:
2005-07-12

Or at least interest in a webkit port on Be/Haiku, given what buggy unstable TRAIN WRECK every Gecko engine based browser on the platform has been.

Taking it for a spin, they've made more progress the past three years since we first saw Webkit on Haiku rendering beBits back in '07 than we've seen with any of the Mozilla based browsers over the past DECADE.

Good work guys!

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RE: Nice to see progress
by Tuishimi on Fri 5th Mar 2010 03:11 in reply to "Nice to see progress"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Ouch! That's a little harsh. I thought BeZilla was pretty good in its time. Yeah, it rarely remained stable and yeah, I ran R5 with Bone.

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RE: Nice to see progress
by Kroc on Fri 5th Mar 2010 10:10 in reply to "Nice to see progress"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

The man speaks truth, Mozilla have really got their work cut out for them with the mobile space. WebKit browsers are popping up everywhere, and Mozilla only have a release on N900, and that’s it. I hope to see Gecko available much wider then that as WebKit needs the competition (they cheat with CSS selectors for speed gains)

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RE: Nice to see progress
by bryanv on Fri 5th Mar 2010 14:24 in reply to "Nice to see progress"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

When Apple forked KHTML they made an 'unpouplar' at the time move.

In hindsight, I'm so very glad that they did. They clearly made the right decision.

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