The Macintoshian Achaia has done it again. Someone makes a thread asking for someone to create a "Quake-like console" for Apple's terminal and within days we've got an awesome new application. Behold Visor. While technically not an "Application," Visor is a SIMBL plugin that binds itself to a key combination—CMD+OPT+` in this instance. You must have Terminal running the background, and what you'll get is a terminal instance that slides down from the top of the screen, Quake-style. Check out a video of the plugin in action. (courtesy of drparallax). You can download the plugin here and you will need to install SIMBL as well. After you install SIMBL, make this directory: ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins and put Visor into that directory. Load up Terminal and kill the front-most window and then hit the key combo and watch magic happen!Abusing Mach on Mac OS X is a paper that details how the coupling of Mach to OS X can cause headaches when it comes to security: "This paper discusses the security implications of Mach being
integrated with the Mac OS X kernel. A few examples are used to illustrate how
Mach support can be used to bypass some of the BSD security features, such as
securelevel. Furthermore, examples are given that show how Mach functions can
be used to supplement the limited ptrace functionality included in Mac OS X."
HOWTO: Install Windows Vista on your MacBook Pro : "After a few false starts I have finally got a working Vista up and
running on my MBP. This is assuming you already have a working copy of
XP installed using BootCamp."
Vienna, a free and open-source news reader for OS X has hit version 2.1 in their most recent preview. It includes a unified layout, article filtering, manual folder reordering, and more. Check out the changelist for the full list of changes in this version.iTheater is finally available for download with version 0.12a: "Well finally we made it, iTheater 0.1.2a (alpha 1) is now up for
download, i hope you enjoy the iTheater rebirth with the new site and
UI and general style of iTheater. Heres the release note."
Apple has lauched print advertisements for their black and white MacBooks: "Apple
has started running two-page print ads featuring their black and white
MacBook models in major publications (we found the one we scanned below
in Entertainment Weekly #882, June 16, 2006 issue):"