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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)..."

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