+100000. We can thank the Webkit Tools team (including folks from both Apple and Google) for making the web platform environment as pleasant as it is. Kudos!
webkit originally comes from the KDE project and was known as KHTML (with its KJS companion).. they basically showed the world that a decent HTML renderer can be written in nice-API-C++-code (Qt-style-nice-API) and with limited resources.
how long did Mozilla take to make Netscapes ancient codebase usable? it took forever!
and chrome+safari+android+iOS >= 40% of the browser market. wow.
anyway, lets also thank the KDE project that booted it. :)
1. http://www.opera.com/dragonfly/features/ / https://bitbucket.org/scope/dragonfly-stp-1