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Using Mozilla Prism to Run Web Apps like Local Apps on Linux

Mar 24, 2010, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Web-based applications are fantastic, except for that whole "running in the browser" thing. Looking to free your browser-based apps from your Web browsing? Take a look at Mozilla Prism.

"Prism is a Single Site Browser (SSB). The idea is that it runs one Web application at a time, which has a couple of advantages. The primary advantage is that Prism isolates your Web application from browser crashes and restarts. If you use a Web-based application for email, office documents, CRM, or any of 100 other tasks, the last thing you want is to have your work interrupted if you need to restart your browser or if it crashes.

"Using an SSB also helps make using a Web application more like using, well, an application. Having to find your Web application tab or window among all the other tabs and windows from your browser can be a bit of a hassle if you (like me) wind up with dozens of tabs or windows open at any given time. Using an SSB is a good way to segregate your apps from your browsing."

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