Peacekeeper. Safari leads the way.

Peacekeeper came out of beta recently and is now live.

What is Peacekeeper?

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Peacekeeper is futuremarks next foray into the world of benchmarking software Peacekeeper basically is a bunch of tests that are run in a web browser of your choice that tests performance of said browser and give a tangible score for comparison. And the good news is it works on pretty much any platform although the system scanner which is optional will only work on windows.

Currently Apple with there safari 4 beta are leading in the speed stakes with googles chrome 2.0 beta and mozillas firefox 3.5 beta close behind and as I’m sure most people would expect Microsoft’s Internet explorer 7 and 8 taking up last place 8 being the slightest bit faster of the two.

Although at the time of typing google’s chrome has the highest one off score with a score of 5910

I have tried the test myself which everyone can if they go HERE And scored a 2033 in chrome 1.0.154.65 and a slower 724 in firefox 3.010

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You are given a fairly good feedback as to what the browser performed well in and what it didn’t, also the faq has a lot of information and explains that the reason for the seemingly strange name of peacekeeper is all down to the so called browser wars. Its well worth a quick read over Here

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Do the test and post the results in the comments I would be intresteed to see them.

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Microsoft Songsmith Commercial

Microsoft Songsmith Commercial

Need I say more?

Well I will anyway..

I wonder if they realised how cheesy it is. One thing for certain as a commercial it is certainly working People are talking about it and sharing the video so i guess its microsoft 1 Internets minus several million.

Mac Iplayer

Ok this isnt the post that i had in mind and i certainly didnt expect to be posting again so soon but i thought this news was rather important.

I like many people love to use the bbc iplayer it is simply a great thing to have installed on your pc. When it first came out it was windows pc only its certainly moved on since then expanding on to the wii and recently officaly the playstation 3.

The bbc announced to day in a news item on there news webpage [link] that the iplayer is now available on both mac and linux operting systems.

The new version of the iPlayer has been written with Adobe’s AIR technology which aims to make it possible to create applications that can be downloaded to your computer, rather than just embedded in browser web pages as is possible with the widely used Flash software.

Those who want to try the new version can get a trial version from the Labs section of the iPlayer site.

A beta version of the BBC iPlayer Desktop that uses the Adobe AIR technology was made available on 18 December with a finished version likely to be released in February 2009.

I certainly will be checking out the linux version and i hope that it will be just as good as the pc one.

check out the bbc iplayer Here

If you do try out the new versions of the iplayer tell me how it goes in the comments below.

PC Air

I’m sure that by now most people have seen the ad for the Macbook Air Like all apple ads it simple and clean. I by no means mean that in a negative way.

Anyway for those that haven’t watch this first video

I have to say for the most part I enjoy the apple ads they use some really great music. The exception that I’m thinking about is the Mac v Pc ads which are as annoying as hell and tend to bend the facts but I really don’t want to go into that.

I use a pc myself always have mac’s are OK although they do seem to have interesting problems, however I cant stand a lot of people that use them mostly because the ones I have meet would be classed as fanboys [anyone else hate that term?] they always see so up themselves.

Anyway I digress, The whole point of this post is that while wandering the Internet as I do from time to time I came across a parody of the above advert which i think you will agree is great.

Now I think the creator was having a dig at PC’s and to be honest I don’t care especially when it leads to something this amusing. And one of the best parts about being a pc owner for me at least is being able to mess around with it.

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Edited to make the second YouTube video work for some reason the video didn’t parse correctly