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.

#90 There you go

by Kovu <>

Friday January 17th, 2003 8:58 AM

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This is one reason, I suppose, that I don't like Apple. I guess Apple and Mac users have never gotten along. The nice thing for Amiga fans is that the Amiga of the day always nuked the Apple of the day. Such will be the case with the AmigaOne, regardless of how many sell the system will put the current Macs to shame. Hmm, lets see, my Amiga boots in three seconds; hmm, that stupid smiley face is still on the Mac's screen! Let's wait another 10 years for the bloated-ass OS to boot.

I honestly don't care if Apple's shaking in their boots or not; they've chosen to limit themselves to one hardware solution and there's no real sign of their apps being on any of the new devices I see on the market today. New Amiga apps can run on ANY platform.

$4 billion, eh? Ooooooh, I bet the real OEMs of the world (Sun, Dell, HP) are yawning as we speak.

Apple nearly went bankrupt until Microsoft infused them with cash in the late 1990s, and they only did that so that the one remaining competitor wouldn't die during their antitrust trial and prove the government right. I personally just think they're squandering their one chance not to go the way of Commodore, but that's just me.

And if they hired Hyatt as a developer, I wouldn't call his salary "not a lot of money". I don't know what it is, but I'm sure it's big. Then you start adding marketing, Web site space, etc., etc., not to mention R & D, I still think it's just a waste. If you don't agree, oh well.