What is Ghostzilla? Take a look at the
screenshots and you'll get the idea.
Ghostzilla in action|
(click to enlarge)
Ghostzilla is a Web browser like Firefox, but it
shows up and disappears instantly, discreetly,
blended with your application --
any application -- so the Web pages look like part of it and not like the Web at all.
(Read here how.)
What would you use it for?
So what's it for then?
- Hide from your boss and coworkers. Not a good idea; you can get fired (the network administrator sees everything you do) or end up wasting lots of time.
- Survive endless meetings (if you have a laptop; it's still a bad idea to do so, better to make the meeting interesting, or leave it).
- Have a browser instantly available and dismissable within
your work application, washed out from ads and unnecessary
pictures. This sounds useful -- except it will help you develop that attention deficit disorder. Seriously.
Ghostzilla is open source software. You can
pick up the
program, or its source, or both. The code is based on an old version
(1.0.1, November 2002) of the Mozilla open source browser. Ghostzilla
runs on Windows only.
Note that it won't work on any but the simplest Web pages. (This is why Ghostzila is now a museum exhibit.) Ghostzilla was shut down because in the opinion of its author it really didn't make anything better.
Entertainment. Ghostzilla is a form of computer art.
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