A multi-process browser for OS X inspired by Google Chrome?

That’s right, if your like me you’ve been waiting for the OS X version of Google Chrome, I currently use Chrome at work because I’m forced into a windows environment there, (yuck!) but at home I still rock Flock.

well While its not Google Chrome its inspired by it and even sports Multi-processes which is what I love about Chrome in the first place. Introducing Stainless. While I’m not about to go replace Flock with Stainless. Its something you might want to check out.

 

heres what Mesa Dynamics says about there latest creation:

First, a disclaimer: At this point, Stainless is really just a technology demo and is likely to stay that way (though we might add some novel ideas we have for bookmark, history and download management).

So, why did we create yet-another-WebKit-browser? Because building a multi-process browser for OS X was a cool way to leverage the multi-processing technology we developed for one of our products, Hypercube.

Judging from Chromium’s OS X Detailed Status page, the Mac version of Chrome will use a WebCore-rendered bitmap to pass between the browser and rendering processes. The strategy we use in Hypercube (and now Stainless) is far less ambitious, but a whole lot easier to do and, thus, available today for your downloading pleasure (for Leopard only, sorry).

Check it out and download the App over at http://www.stainlessapp.com/

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I’ve already ordered my copy, I need DVDRemaster Pro to get my DVD’s on my AppleTV but I’m hoping that Parallels gets unlocked as well. I’ll be sure to update this post as additional applications are unlocked.

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PocketFlock | ITDunn Blog

My new favorite browser has got to be flock, I usually have the meda bar up top up displaying a live feed of HDR images from flickr.

To make things better, I’ve just discovered PocketFlock, we are not allowed to install applications at work so I have a full sweet of applications I’ve downloaded from portableapps.com, including firefox stashed in the My Documents folder on my work computer. I strongly dislike IE and refuse to use it even at work, (now if only I could get them to let me switch my work machine to Linux)

PocketFlock also requires no instillation to function and gives me all the features of the standard version of flock.

I strongly believe this is the direction ALL software manufactures should be heading can you imagine how much easier it would be to do a bare bones restore on a crashed system if all applications did not require to be installed? This is one of my absolute favorite things about OSX NO REGISTRY. want to back up your appications? just drag the /Applications directory over to your backup medium. need to restore it? Drag it back! So simple!

So Please by all means go get your hands on PocketFlock now and check out this wonderful browser! This very post was written via the “Blog this” right click menu from within pocket flock.

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Quicksilver

Quicksilver is a must have for any Mac user. If you’re like me, you enjoy a clean looking desktop and dock. My dock has only the applications I use on a day to day basis and my Desktop has my Hard disk and iDisk, nothing more. My screen now looks great. However, I’m stuck having to launch the Finder and navigate to the Applications directory every time I need to launch an application I use less often.

Quicksilver races in to the rescue. It looks great and is very useful too. When you aren’t using it, Quicksilver stays hidden. When you need it, hit Control + Space. (This is Configurable.) Up pops the nifty little Quicksilver display.Now you have the ability to type in the first few letters of the Application you would like to launch. It also remembers the last application you launched. As you can see here, the last application I launched with Quicksilver was iTunes.

One of the amazing things about this little program is you don’t need to type the entire application name, only enough letters to make that application unique. Using Itunes as an example, just type “itu” and then hit enter. Because I don’t have any other applications with “itu” in the first three letter, Quicksilver knows to launch iTunes.

Not only does Quicksilver launch applications, it can manage applications without ever having to bring them to the front of the screen. Rather than hitting the return key to launch the application wait a second or so to bring up additional options about the application, for example after selecting iTunes you are presented with many options.The most relevant being…

  • Browse Genres
  • Browse Artist
  • Browse Albums

Now you can use the arrow keys to navigate around. After selecting browse artist, you’re able to type an artist name. Once the artist pops up, hit the right arrow key to move on to the albums by this artist. You can drill all the way down to a single song or you can continue to your play options at the album or artist level.

Once you find your selection, hit tab to select what you want to do. You can then choose to ether play the song (or album) immediately, or choose to play this song next in your party shuffle play list. I like this option because it marks your song to play next, without interrupting your current song.

Even if you don’t use all the features built into this application, you’ll love the ability to launch any application on your Mac with a few quick keystrokes. I don’t know what I would have done without it, other than clutter up my desktop.

As you can see from my first screen shot my desktop is very clean. It makes my iMac look that much more appealing. I love the clean look while maintaining the usability and functionality.

Note: When you install Quicksilver, remember to install all the plug ins for the applications you want to be able to select like I described in iTunes. Here’s a link so you can download Quicksilver and give it a shot. Keep in mind I only scratched the surface of what this application is capable of. I encourage you to explore this application further. You’ll be amazed at this application’s abilities.

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New Mac User

iMacYep, you read right. As many of my friends have put it, “I’ve fallen to the dark side”. For years I’ve always told myself, “I’ll never own a mac”. My Step-Dad attended a seminar last October, and quite an expensive one I might add, costing $5,000 if I remember correctly. However, everyone that attended that seminar not only walked away with newfound knowledge, but also a brand spanking new MacBook. Too bad it wasn’t a Macbook Pro. Over the next few months, he spent the time learning and falling in love with Apple computing at its best. I played with it a few times when visiting the family up north and was fairly impressed. However I still retained the “I’ll never own a mac” mindset.

My sister just started attending college. To assist with this my Step-Dad purchased her a 20″ iMac as she was having trouble with her PC (You know Windows). My sister plays World of Warcraft with me from time to time. But now that she has an iMac she didn’t know how to install the game. She only had the disks for the PC version. This past weekend I went to visit, so I went ahead and downloaded the Mac client for her. 30 hours and 3.16 Gigs later (As I was constantly reminded of by my Step-Dad because it bogged down the DSL – he’s now sold on getting cable internet access, Expecially when he found out I downloaded the client in 3 Hours) we had the game installed. During this time I played around with the system and fell in love with it. The next day I took a trip to the Apple store in Fresno.

Now I find myself a happy iMac owner.

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 1GB memory
  • 320GB hard drive
  • 8x double-layer SuperDrive
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory

Although I have to say my favorite part about this entire system is the display:

  • 24-inch (viewable) glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display
  • Resolution: 1920 by 1200 pixels
  • Typical viewing angle, 178° horizontal, 178° vertical
  • Typical brightness: 385 cd/m2
  • Typical contrast ratio: 750:1


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