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Jan 10, 2004, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Last year, in his annual Macworld keynote, Steve Jobs made a big deal about open source. He paced in front of a giant screen that said 'Open Source: We think it's great,' and he backed the statement by announcing a new Apple browser based on the same KHTML rendering engine as KDE's Konqueror.

"I wrote the story up in 'Surprise: Apple's New Browser is a Sister to Conqueror.' It might not have been that huge a deal, but I did expect to see some follow-up news in the next Macworld keynote. After all, Apple had been talking up open source since it announced the BSD-based OS X before the turn of the millennium.

"But there was nothing. Jobs talked up UNIX a bit and said that a new RAID product was certified for varieties of Linux; but that was it. The latest Konqueror News is what happened here a year ago..."

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