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Using web applications in a Ubuntu Desktop

Jul 20, 2010, 22:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Casperson)

[ Thanks to Matthew Casperson for this link. ]

"Mozilla Prism is a tool that allows you to run your favourite web based service as if it were a standard desktop application. This article shows you the steps required to get you started.

"Email, word processing, photo editing... These all used to be the domain of the desktop, but more and more these services are moving to the web. Working online does have its benefits. You can access you information from any interent enabled device (especially now that handheld devices are supporting technologies like HTML 5 and Flash), the information is easily shared, and you should have a reasonable degree of protection from data loss (assuming the host of the web service has a good backup and disaster recovery system in place).

"But a lot of these web based applications don't really fit within a browser though. Time and time again I see messages like "don't use your browsers back button". It can also be hard for some to switch from the desktop, shortcut, window list paradigm to a browser start page, bookmarks and tabs interface."

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