CNET Opines on Apple's Choice of KHTML

Tuesday January 14th, 2003

CNET has an article about Apple's choice of KHTML over Gecko for its Safari browser. Featuring a variety of quotes from many high profile figures, the article goes as far as to call the decision a "snub" — a claim that Apple's spokesperson refuses to corroborate.

Update! Mike Shaver isn't too happy about being quoted out of context and Chris Blizzard also has some choice words about the article. MozillaZine founder Chris Nelson isn't quite so subtle. There's also a discussion at Slashdot.

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by Kovu <>

Wednesday January 15th, 2003 12:23 PM

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By your description of a troll, I'm not one. Why? Because I DON'T think you have a better argument. You've just helped prove my point that Apple's strategy has no real cohesion one way or another. The fact is, the company could be trying to take on Microsoft as the #1 OS vendor and aren't. Instead, they're wasting money and resources developing a FREE software product. It's ludicrous.

What they should do is get rid of their obsession with proprietary hardware. It's stupid, because it inflates the cost. If they had any sense at all they'd port OS X to other processors. Instead, they hire developers to make a new browser. Yawn.