Under Safari’s Hood

June 15, 2007 at 3:45 pm | Posted in Macintosh | Leave a comment

Interesting article about Safari for Windows – Apple (and Google) may be taking over Windows by putting a rich browser layer between the OS and the user. Safari for Windows installs a networking stack and a software update mechanism. Add to that AJAX, a (future) plugin architecture, Google Gears, QuickTime, and iTunes and you’ve bypassed many operating system services (I assume that they’re still using a POSIX layer under the Windows API).

IMHO, Firefox is a better platform, but its ambitions are limited to keeping up with Internet Explorer. Safari and iTunes have Apple’s resources and innovation to take it beyond just a browser.

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