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KHTML vs. Gecko vs. Trident vs. Presto: Behind the Browser

Sep 17, 2007, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"When a Web surfer clicks on an icon to launch his or her favorite Web browser, only the geekiest of the geeky pay any thought to which engine layout is at work. The typical Web user has no clue that a different browser choice may also include a different browser layout engine.

"If anything, most Internet users concern themselves about which Web browser is more secure. Should they worry instead if older versions of Apple's browser were better because they used KHTML? Or that maybe the security and usability of Mozilla's Firefox browser is better because it uses Gecko? Could Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) be a better browser choice today because it uses the Trident engine? Why are there so many different options to begin with...?"

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