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.

#77 Re: NOT

by rtepp

Thursday January 16th, 2003 3:40 AM

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If it's not broken - don't go fixin' it!

The entire Apple strategy IS working!

What Apple has done is that they provide personal computers as home appliances - just the same as You would by Audio systems from Sony or fridges and electric ovens from Electrolux.

For that they need to provide more than just a hardware - they need to provide nessesary software, so that the hardware would be usable. And frankly - nowadays the personal computer hardware can be hardly called useable if it does not ship with some kind of software for viewing/browsing html...

Now You might want to argue that Apple and Mac could do better by transforming from HW profider to Software provider - besides being totally offtopic in this thread You are also implying that Apple should abandon it's quite loyal userbase for unceartain acceptance in the wider audience of population who propably allready has a preferrence for some other product they have been using for years that does exactly the same and hardly even consideres the alternatives?