AppMac Software announces specialty Mac OS X Web browsers

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    medea

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    AppMac Software today announced the release of three new Web browsers for Mac OS X -- wKiosk browser 2.0, wDesk browser 1.0, and wKids browser 1.0. wKiosk browser (US$149) is a full-screen Web browser for internet/intranet kiosks in public spaces. wDesk browser ($59) is a Web browser for professionals and office workstations. wKids browser ($29) is a full-screen Web browser designed for children that allows parents to manage authorized URLs and protect children from X-rated Web sites. All three of the browsers use the Netscape Gecko technology.
    http://www.appmac.com/
     
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    WoooHooo... $79!!! for a web browser!

    Lets just say that I don't think that they are going to get too many orders for this one ;)
     
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    it says it uses Netscape 7 technology. I take this as mozilla code. anyone have any idea how they can repackage mozilla and charge money for it?
     
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    Doesn't say they're repackaging Mozilla, just Gecko. They probably wrote their own frontend to Gecko. In that case, they would be able to charge for their browser as long as they made the nonproprietary parts available.
     
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    beatle888

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    i dont have any use for these browsers but im very glad their out there. these apps make browsing in a controled environment easy. im sure theres someone out there that would love these browsers. i hope they do well.
     
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    Re: AppMac Software announces specialty Mac OS X Web browsers



    So... um..

    Could someone tell me how you would surf the web "professionally'?:D
     
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    Re: Re: AppMac Software announces specialty Mac OS X Web browsers

    The idea, as I understand it, is that that browser would enable managers to make sure that only "professional" websites were being visited. Apparently a lot of money and bandwidth is lost by people surfing the web "non-professionally" at work.
     
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    medea

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    Ever visit a internet kiosk, they use special browsers, like one available here not standard browsers like IE, that is their main market.
     
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    pretentious

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    Of course....You could always use iCab, which has a very nice kiosk mode, and its free! For the moment at least.
     
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    the kids one looks the most promising...are there any other solutions out there for x-rated and other sites little people shouldn't be going to?
     
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    I'm all for anyone who offers competition. Safari needs as many browsers as possible creeping in on it's turf.

    Still, nothing has impressed me so much as Chimera. Forget weak browsers that have disgusting metal interfaces and low functionality. I download ever browser I can find, which always reminds me exactly why I hate Apple's browser so much.

    Dan
     
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    Well I can see a market for those browsers but i dont think they're really competition for safai (at those prices).
     
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    Little people have sex lives too.

    I think you meant "little ones." "Little people" is the politically correct term that replaced "midgets." "Dwarfs" is also acceptable.

    <Little People of America's Website>

    P.S. I'm not a dwarf; I just thought it was funny to see the expression "little people" applied to children.

    P.P.S. If English is not your first language, or even if it is, no offense. :)
     

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