Mozilla launches Prism

Mozilla PrismMozilla just announced a new project, Prism, which transforms Web applications into traditional, desktop-based programs.

As time passes, the growth of the online world has encouraged many corporations to develop software that can run exclusively online. This can be problematic for some people who do not wish to operate inside a Web browser, or who want to remain offline while working.

With the aid of Mozilla Prism (Windows only for now), users can execute a Web application inside its own, independent Windows screen. This allows them to better control how software is displayed and how it reacts to user manipulation.

Prism is only in an early development stage right now, but it should soon be supported under other operating systems and could even be directly integrated within the upcoming Firefox 3 Web browser.

Getting started with Prism (Mozilla Labs).

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4 Responses to Mozilla launches Prism

  1. this is really good news, especially since firefox 3 is hopefully not too far behind, and being able to integrate would be a great feature.

    a lot of companies are in the works to get webtop applications out such as google gears or adobe's AIR, it'll be nice to see how this software works especially if it combines with other mozilla products

  2. this is really good news, especially since firefox 3 is hopefully not too far behind, and being able to integrate would be a great feature.
    a lot of companies are in the works to get webtop applications out such as google gears or adobe’s AIR, it’ll be nice to see how this software works especially if it combines with other mozilla products

  3. This is sweet stuff. :-) I downloaded it after reading this post and took it for a test drive. I've got a few web applications (such as our organization's helpdesk software) that need to be open throughout the day. This is a great way to facilitate that and keep things manageable.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

  4. This is sweet stuff. :-) I downloaded it after reading this post and took it for a test drive. I’ve got a few web applications (such as our organization’s helpdesk software) that need to be open throughout the day. This is a great way to facilitate that and keep things manageable.

    Thanks for the heads-up!