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

“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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