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Submission + - Apple's Safari browser was almost called "Freedom" (networkworld.com)

An anonymous reader writes: For a company as secretive as Apple, it's always a treat for Apple enthusiasts to get a behind-the-scenes peek into even the most mundane details surrounding the company.

To that end, former Apple engineer Don Melton recently posted a myriad of interesting stories regarding the initial development of Apple's Safari web browser, which was internally codenamed 'Alexander'. For instance, before Safari was officially named "Safari", Steve Jobs was contemplating calling the browser "Freedom", perhaps because it reflected Apple's freedom from Internet Explorer. Not surprisingly, Melton describes Jobs as being heavily involved in the naming of the browser, though he can't remember exactly who came up with the eventual winner — Safari.

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Apple's Safari browser was almost called "Freedom"

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