January 7th 2003
By Mike Flaminio
Last summer Apple hired David Hyatt, lead programmer for Chimera. Rumors start to swirl about what Apple was planning, and this week at Macworld Expo we now know it's Safari, a new Web browser. At his keynote presentation Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs stressed the speed of Safari, specifically over Microsoft's Internet Explorer as a major feature.
"Safari is the fastest browser on the Mac, and we predict that many will feel it is the best browser ever created," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We are bringing innovation back into this category with the first all new browser created in many years."
The question may be where Apple is going with Safari? Is it just reinventing the wheel or is there a larger plan in the works? Trying out Safari, it seems to run fairly well, and while IGM's pages render correctly, I get file not found errors when hitting the Back button, and some other odd errors. Although turning on pop-up blocking seemed to have fixed the problem.