No Penguins On Today's Safari?
Jun 12, 2007, 19:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Hurley)
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"Moments ago Apple announced that Windows users can now download
and run their popular Safari web browser. That's right, more Apple
software on Windows boxes. Safari is a pretty cool browser, and I
do use it on my MacBook Pro. But where's my Safari for Linux? Why
wasn't today's announcement about open sourcing Safari?
"For those who aren't familiar with the history here, Apple
based its original browser on the KHTML rendering engine in early
2003. A lot of folks greeted this news happily at first, and some
hoped this was the beginning of an open source browser from Apple,
or at least some major open source contributions from what is
clearly one of the most innovative companies in the industry.
Sadly, two short years after selecting KHTML as the heart of
Safari, Apple proposed dumping KHTML in favor of its own
proprietary code base (May 2005)..."