Today, the bulk of our time is spent trying to make webapps look like native desktop applications. Coders have to hack the browser, hackers have to breach the limits, and web architects have to build more and more JS and CSS frameworks to make application development a much simpler task.
NiDIUM was not designed to replace or compete with browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox. Instead, it was designed to handle what's coming : the fusion of desktop applications, mobile applications and next-generation webapps.
Do not expect NiDIUM to read HTML pages or to compete with any existing browser. Instead, expect a solution to build (and browse) applications, with a fast and unified look and feel.
In response to the comments on HN, here is more information:
We designed almost everything from scratch, but the whole project is still at an early stage.
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