Builder: The row over Apple's replacement of Safari's rendering engine has widened, with Ben Goodger entering the fray and laying out what he thinks the open source community can learn from Apple
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Debate between Apple and the open source KDE project over a rendering engine replacement intensified yesterday as Firefox lead engineer Ben Goodger backed the vendor.Commenting in his blog on the stoush -- which revolves around an Apple proposal to dump the KHTML engine it famously integrated into its Safari Web browser several years ago -- Goodger was harsh on the KDE project.
The KDE Project has released a significant update to its K Desktop Environment software that includes refinements to the Konqueror Web browser derived from a collaboration with Apple Computer's Safari browser team. Some of the most noticeable improvements in KDE 3.
If you're only after speed, try Safari but keep your other browser, too. Security buffs should skip Safari for now.
Apple's free Mac OS X-only browser is worth considering if you're sick of Internet Explorer for Mac, but -- in beta at least -- it's hardly a compelling offering.
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