Chimera relation to Apple?

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  1. ratspg macrumors regular

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    I've been updating to the nightly builds of Chimera everyday. As probably the fastest browser available for OSx yet, anyone think Apple will seriously round this up to be an 'Apple browser?' Didn't they hire the main coder too? It would be nice to have an Apple Browser, seems like a lot of work for Apple though...

    Lemme know what you all think...
     
  2. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    I think it would be nice if Chimera had.. oh I donno.. features? I can't even control-click an image to get its URL to show it to someone. What a pain!
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

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    yeah, I can relate to the image URL thing. I think Chimera needs
    more features, but I don't want it to become a Mozilla. I want it
    to stay a light, fast, and easy browser that works. If apple took
    it as their own browser, I would love that, because then it would
    be much more popular, and have more support for things.
     
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Seems to work for me. I control click it says copy image location and it works.
     
  5. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    It seems to work for me. If I control click on an image it gives me the option to copy image location.

    My favorite feature is being able to control click the Chimera icon in the dock and have it list all my bookmarks from my toolbar.
     
  6. TheT macrumors 6502

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    MWNY

    Just wait til Jan 7th... what was that talk about a new iApp? It's gonna be iNet, iBrowse, iSurf... call it whatever you want, Apple will find a better name, but it's gonna be Chimera. They've had this programmer for how long now, half a year? Can't wait to see what they'll do... hopefully Brushed Metal interfaces, like Cunning (which is buggy as hell) does...
     
  7. blogo macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't really look good with brushed metal interface.

    Now, what i miss is a better tab-feature.
     
  8. ryanweb macrumors member

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    May be Sherlock is the next big thing

    May be Apple will just add browser functionality to Sherlock. It would be great, right now we have two separate programs (browser and Sherlock) serving the same function - to surf the Internet.
    And in this case Apple does not do anything wrong politically, they do not have browser which is opponent to IE , just different and much better product.
     
  9. dricci macrumors 6502a

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    Re: May be Sherlock is the next big thing

    I hope not! The whole point of Sherlock is to replace inefficient searching in browsers with smart search engines. I don't think I'd like to have to live inside Sherlock when browsing the web. It's seem too cramped.
     
  10. Raiden macrumors regular

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    maybe interpoliarity (sp?) between iBrowse and sherlock. I agree browsing inside sherlock would be cramped and ugly as crap.
     
  11. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    ive been hearing that apple will be making a browser back in sept/oct, but later on, i heard that apple wont be doing that anymore :(, we'll just have to wait and see
     
  12. ELYXR macrumors regular

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    Anything but IE...

    Anything but IE, please. Has anyone tried Netscape 7.0 for OSX? I think it's a great browser with a bad reputation. Then again Microsoft sets a new standard whenever they standardize something into Windows. The problem with an Apple browser (iBrowse or whatever) is that Apple will be forced to play the game that Netscape did.

    I think there are a lot of reasons to standardize on the Netscape browser. Netscape has already taken it's bruises... it's standard on Linux ... there's OS8, 9 & OSX and Windows versions. All feature the same rendering engine. Maybe they just need to change the name:)
     
  13. j763 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple are widely expected to release a browser at MacWorld San Francisco along with AppleWorks 7 which is comparable to the full-fledged Microsoft Office. Their browser and office suite will be free and available for Mac OS X, Mac OS 9 and Windows. You'll be able to pick up a copy at your local Apple Authorized Retail Facility. In addition, Apple are going to release OS X for x86 boxes, again completely free. In fact, Apple will pay every user transitioning from Windows to OS X for x86 $129 USD cash.

    really :rolleyes:

    Don't you guys understand anything :confused:

    Yes, Apple have got a browser internally, but just like 75% of Apple's technologies, it never sees the light of day.

    Apple does not want to tackle Microsoft head-on like that. Period.

    Whether you like it or not, Microsoft Office is going to be the standard for the next 20 years. For Apple to piss off MS so they don't make Office would be *the worst* decision Apple has ever made in its history and as we all know, there have been a shirtload of bad decisions made at Apple.
     
  14. ELYXR macrumors regular

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    What the...?

    What the hell are you talking about? Apple is NOT, NEVER, NUNCA going to pay every Windows user $129 bucks to switch to x86 OSX!!! That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read on these boards. Also, Appleworks costs $99 retail.

    Not to mention the fact that you seem to be having a little mini-discussion in the middle of this thread... Are we interrupting you???
     
  15. blogo macrumors 6502

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    Re: What the...?

    d'uh
     
  16. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Re: What the...?

    He was being sarcastic, sheesh! :rolleyes:
     
  17. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    Cyberdog. They'll call it Cyberdog.

    And they'll make a version of AOL called eWorld.
     
  18. UnixMac macrumors 6502

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    I mainly use Chimera but I find myself going back to IE:( once in a while as some pages look like crap in Navigator. I do hope Apple tweaks it and puts a Apple look to it.. I'll be a loyal customer for it. I'll even pay them $10.
     
  19. NHMac macrumors newbie

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    Would love to see some sort of bookmark sync feature as part of iSync. If apple is going to rebadge chimera it would be a good feature add.

    I'm not sure if bookmarks follow a standard format or not... would my chimera bookmarks work with IE (not that I use it anymore)
     
  20. jettredmont macrumors 68030

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    IE's format is completely non-standard. I'm not even sure what it does on the Mac version, but in Windows it uses a folder filled with "URL" files (essentially a file named what the bookmark title is and containing the URL to link to).

    Chimera and the rest of the Mozilla crowd use an HTML "bookmarks.html" file to hold bookmarks. You can copy this file to any system as you would any other file. Note that unstable (nightly) builds often ask you to delete your existing profile, and that includes your bookmarks.html file, but I have yet to have a problem keeping my bookmarks across Windows, Linux and Mac Mozilla/Phoenix/Chimera.

    You can, of course, open the bookmarks.html file in IE as is, and there is an "import" option in IE (but not in Mozilla's spawn ...) to import the contents of your Chimera bookmarks to IE "Favorites".

    Netscape also uses the HTML format. Not sure what Opera etc use.
     
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  22. NHMac macrumors newbie

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    No big surprise there...

    If "open" bookmarks are just html files you could do this a couple of ways (at least)
    1. a preference setting to allow a remote file to serve the bookmark, probably the easiest way to do this.
    2. or via isync. A master master file some where in our .mac realm and the ability to sync our local bookmarks to that
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      I want it now!
     
  23. jettredmont macrumors 68030

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    1. The first is in Mozilla and possibly Chimera ... Doesn't work in Phoenix (yet?), but that doesn't mean much, as many Mozilla prefs are ignored by Phoenix.

      I believe you add something like:

      user_pref("browser.bookmarks.file", "/home/myname/bookmarks.html");

      into the User.js file of all your Netscape/Mozilla/Chimera profiles. Then they all share a bookmark file. Should work on network mount points as well ("/Volumes/MyMount/mydir/bookmarks.html") ...
     
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