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Chromium switches from WebKit to Blink – Developers weigh in

Follow @LinuxUserMag Probably one of the greatest things to happen to the web in the past few years is the dominance of open source rendering engines, with Gecko and WebKit leading the charge and totally conforming to web standards. WebKit in particular is used in a lot of browsers, and is estimated to account for almost 50% of web users. ... Read More »

Qupzilla – Cross-platform QtWebKit browser

QupZilla is a new and very fast QtWebKit browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, QupZilla has grown into a feature-rich browser. QupZilla has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also ... Read More »

Google forks WebKit, unveils Blink

It’s apparently browser engine day today. After Mozilla and Samsung announcing Servo, Google has just announced it’s forking WebKit into Blink. Like WebKit, Blink will be open source, and it will also be used by other browser makers – most prominently, Opera has already announced it’s not using WebKit, but Blink. Update: Courtesy of MacRumors, this graph illustrates how just ... Read More »

The untold story behind Apple’s $13000 operating system

“Thanks to 35-year-old documents that have recently surfaced after three-plus decades in storage, we now know exactly how Apple navigated around that obstacle to create the company’s first disk operating system. In more than a literal sense, it is also the untold story of how Apple booted up. From contracts – signed by both Wozniak and Jobs – to design ... Read More »