Safari ported to Windows

June 12th, 2007 by Quatrux

As we know, Safari is a browser for MacOS, a lot call it the best browser, it is using the rendering engine called Webkit, which in fact is an edited version of the well known KHTML engine, which is mainly used by a Linux browser Konqueror.

Anyway, I downloaded Safari for Windows, it is still in public beta, but seem to work and is opening most of the sites quite normally, webkit is continued to be ported to Windows.. what I hate about apple software is the GUI, MacOS GUI really doesn’t look good on Windows, I never liked it, that is why I hate Quick Time!

So in my opinion, Swift, if it continues to develop, is a much better alternative to conquer browser market on Windows! Even though it is using .NET and C# which I don’t really like, due to it is slow, much faster on Windows Vista though.. but Anyway, what Windows KHTML/Webkit browser needs is a Browser created with C++ and QT using Webkit engine, maybe then the shitty and shit source gecko engine Firefox will suck and fanboys of Firefox will need to disappear and become fanboys of something else, like masturbation kit 5 in 1 just for you FF fanboy. Anyway, you can download it:

Download Safari for Windows

and for Swift browser, which is using .NET and Webkit: Download Swift

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PHP Designer 2007

June 3rd, 2007 by Quatrux

I wrote to the author of this software, which now is commercial, but doesn’t cost a lot a feature I want to see in PHP Designer, because without it, it really annoyed me and I was searching for alternative PHP IDE and was unhappy, due to most of those free ones sucked and others were costing to much.. So in the version of 5.3.2 in the changelog I saw my wanted feature.. Before that it could open last opened file or no files or all recent opened files, but it sucked, I wanted to open all the files which were opened before I closed the program, so it now does it and all I can say is that PHP Designer 2007 is one of the best IDE for PHP!

Get PHP Designer 2007

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Gaim 2.0.0 is out as Pidgin

May 6th, 2007 by Quatrux

At last, after the name change I talked about earlier, the 2.0.0 version of this great IM Client is out, to tell the truth, a lot didn’t change if for some time you were using the beta version, but the change log is quite amazing, especially after 1.5 version.. They changed their site layout and content and if you had Gaim installed, Pidgin will ask for a new directory to be installed, but don’t worry, all your settings will be used again, you won’t need to reconfigure everything again. ;)

http://www.pidgin.im

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iAmiga

April 17th, 2007 by Quatrux

I found this site, it is an alternative to google search engine, but only searches through sites related to Amiga, seems quite nice as most of those sites died having Amiga content, due to most of Amiga sites went down or were closed and it was hard to update everything, so you can try iAmiga Search

Don’t be very happy as this is nothing just a custom Google Search, which anyone can do, I remember I played with it when I was 15 years old.

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started playing Warcraft!

April 16th, 2007 by Quatrux

Well, as I am quite an retro gamer and usually only play old games, but usually I don’t play, so due to I didn’t know what to do, I looked up my collection of DOS Games and started playing Warcraft using the good old and simple Dos-box, I finished the first mission quite fast, so I think with time I will play it and finish.. I remember on Amiga I played and finished with cheats and without cheats Dune II, that was really a great game, even though Amiga never had a version of Warcraft, I remember I tried to emulate MacOS on Amiga using Shape Shifter, due to I had an m68k processor as all Amiga’s had or added PPC, anyway, it was quite fast to run MacOS and Play the Mac version of Warcraft, but it annoyed me to emulate, so I never bothered to continue.. Also, Battlecraft had to be the game for Amiga to replace Warcraft, but as I know the project is/was abandon and never really worked as it could, only some demo is available with a map editor from the Aminet.. So I think I will enjoy Warcraft 1 Humans & Orcs ;)

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new Opera version 9.20 released!

April 15th, 2007 by Quatrux

Just noticed that a new non beta version of the Opera browser was released, so I upgraded from 9.10 to 9.20, even though there aren’t a lot of changes, but the changlog says that there are some minor changes, even I don’t care about them such as start bar disabled now by default, it was always annoying me ;] they also added support for GIF animations in skins.. Now more interesting changes: CSS height:inherit now inherits the computed value, scripts in framesets now execute onload and applets inserted with innerHTML can now be called by JavaScript! I still didn’t get into it, but there is somekind of Introduction of developer tools. Moreover, some other security and stability fixes and similar, you can read the full changelog for Opera 9.20

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Gaim renamed to Pidgin!

April 13th, 2007 by Quatrux

Even though this is quite old news, only Today I found time to post about it, the popular open source multi-protocol instant messaging client Gaim was renamed to Pidgin and now can be found on a new address: http://www.pidgin.im and im doesn’t stand for Instant Messenger, in fact it is a country address/code, the same is with .tv and .cc and .fm even though the .fm usually looks something like a radio for use, .tv something associated with TV :D Anyway, the Gaim in the beginning were called GTK+ AOL Instant Messenger, at that time there were no AIM, but AOL didn’t like it, so they just called it Gaim and everything was fine, but recently, AOL didn’t like Gaim as it is similar to AIM and the name is still a short version of GTK+ AOL IM = GAIM, so after all those trademark stuff and lawsuits, Gaim was officially renamed to Pidgin, a word which really won’t bring any lawsuit.. And it was announced that the version 2.0.0 of this software will come soon, so Pidgin/Gaim will be really much better in my opinion, I quite got used to the new name after a week :D Remember when people disliked the names Phoenix, Firebird, Firefox, Mozilla, but now everyone is used to Firefox, so I think the name change won’t really affect the great IM client.. :P

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Multiple versions of IE?

March 5th, 2007 by Quatrux

When IE7 appeared for Windows XP, a lot of whom installed it and wanted to test their pages with IE6? Yeah, the same for me, but once I found this software package called Multiple IE, it has a simple and working msi installer and with time most of the IE problems running on one system got solved, the dll files and similar.. So using this software, you can run different versions of Internet Explorer on your Windows installation, no need to go to a friend and test your page ;D It includes IE5, IE6 and it is best to install it when you have already installed IE7.. of course it also includes IE4 and IE3, but I don’t think these browsers matter very much, when I am talking about IE5, I talk about 5.01 and 5.5 ;)

I found it very comfortable for a web designer, also I know that there is a similar project on Linux, a batch script or something which installs the same stuff on wine, for a designer to use! Anyone want to create a package, where you can have Opera6, Opera7 and Opera8? Well, most now browse with Opera9 and some still with Opera8 :P and as I know, everyone updates their Firefox :D

http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE

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My Windows XP Screenshot ;)

February 17th, 2007 by Quatrux

Well, I am waiting for Today evening and don’t have an idea what to do, so I thought to post a screenshot of my Desktop, as I am currently booted to Windows, I will only make Windows XP screenshot :) Today: 2007 Feb 17, Saturday!

Windows XP Screenshot

As you can see, I am using Winamp with the Abuse skin, which I find quite nice, due to the modern skins is a little bit slow on my system, I think because of the Graphics Card I have, also my video player is VLC media player and etc. I am to tired to write this bullshit ;)

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My Amiga 1200 classic board Photos ;)

February 17th, 2007 by Quatrux

I thought to post some of my made photos of my Amiga 1200, the best Amiga ever created in my opinion and that was in the year 1992, which was capable of displaying 16,7 million of colours, because of the AGA chipset. It still works in the year 2007 and is expanded to be more powerful, but I never made a superb Amiga out from it, I left it to be a real classic Amiga board, with the AGA chipset, Motorola 68030 + FPU running over 50 MHz and 32 MB of SIMM RAM.. Always was using the 50Hz PAL mode monitor, due to on it Amiga games are playable and you really feel much better playing games on such a monitor, even though near it I had a VGA monitor for my AmigaOS3.9, Workbench.. a really well made OS, but Today, in the Year 2007 all I can say that I am not such an Amigan as I used to be, Amiga doesn’t fully suit me and to upgrade it, costs a lot of money, which I as a student don’t have.. and when ANN.lu closed, I thought that Amiga is really dead, even though I have an Efika board and still am waiting for MorphOS to work on Efika.. I never used a PPC board on my A1200, never used a Voodoo graphics card and never used any sound card, I enjoyed myself with the Paula Audio chipset, even though to listen to mp3 wasn’t possible – well it was, but low quality, I was converting everything to ADP4 and AIFF.. As you can see I had a 4,2 GB Hard drive and a lot of CDs.. Also, my Amiga was connected to the Internet through a x86 PC Linux machine with Privoxy and Firewall since the year 1998-2000 and I was able to fully use it chatting on IRC, Jabber, using the best Email client ever YAM, browsing the World wide web with IBrowse and Aweb, connecting to FTP with ATC (Ami Trade Center) and everything else.. I started to do programming with C on Amiga, I started to learn PHP+MySQL and HTML on my Amiga, it was my first computer to be used so much… After it I moved to Linux and after Linux for my studies I also use Windows, even though I can do everything in Linux.. Anyway, enjoy my Amiga photos. ;)

Amiga 1200

Amiga 1200

Amiga 1200 PAL 50Hz Monitor

Amiga 1200

Amiga 1200

Amiga 1200 Ethernet Card

Amiga 1200 Seagate 4GB Harddrive

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