Microsoft Is “Interested” In an Open Source Web Browser

By | November 7, 2008 | 0 Comments


Or is it? In the Power to Developers conference, the following “question” was asked to Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer:

If I was a Microsoft share holder I would want to know why Microsoft is sinking so much money into its own Web browser rendering engine when there are others available for free.

What was his reply?

“There will still be a lot of proprietary innovation in the browser itself so we may need to have a rendering service,” he said.

“Open source is interesting,” he said. “Apple has embraced Webkit and we may look at that, but we will continue to build extensions for IE 8.”

Who knows, maybe WebKit is what Microsoft will be using next. Safari, Google Chrome, Omniweb, Nokia and many more are already doing that.

Via TechWorld


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