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.

#83 ludicrous

by pbreit

Thursday January 16th, 2003 5:25 PM

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This post makes no sense at all. The author makes far too many wildly inaccurate statements to list all of them.

"very little differentiates Mac OS from other forms of Unix"

Even an Apple-hater would totally disagree.

"Safari = silly decision"

In fact, likely the best money Apple has spent in recent memory. Firstly, not a lot of money was spent. Secondly, current MacOS browsers compare unfavorably to Windows browser(s). Thirdly, with the web browser being perhaps the most used app by a significant majority of computer users, it makes sense for Apple to step in there.

I'm sure Apple (and it's $4 billion in cash) are shaking in their boots about Amiga.