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.

#74 It's been fun watching some of you react...

by dickhead

Wednesday January 15th, 2003 7:49 PM

You are replying to this message

I knew that there would be a lot of bitching and moaning in the Mozilla community about Apples decision when I first heard the news. I feared that there would be lots of lame excuses, and that some of you would badmouth KHTML and Apple. I was essentially proved right.

I swear, if some of you guys only had spent less than half the amount of time concentrating on making Gecko better, as you do hyping the latest version of Mozilla, spreading FUD and disparaging other browsers (especially Konqueror and Opera) then /maybe/ Apple would have choose Gecko.

I have to ask: Why do some of you feel the need to do this, constantly? Because you're not fooling anyone. You're only lying to *yourselves*. I mean, really, you're acting like a bunch of deranged sect members. In many ways no better than trolls hired by Microsoft to pollute the web with idiotic comments...

The truth is that Apple chose KHTML because it is in many ways better than Gecko, and some of you morons can't deal with that fact (simply because you're sad little Mozilla fanboys). Your reaction is even more moronic when you consider the fact that KHTML is standards based and even more open sourced than Mozilla. (MPL isn't compatible with the GPL -- LGPL is.)

You guys are just sad...