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Linux.com: Bringing Web-Based Applications Offline

Mar 16, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"The Web 2.0 mantra suggests that you forget desktop applications and embrace AJAXified browser-based apps that you can run from any OS, anywhere, as long as you have a speedy connection to the Internet. But what about times when you can't get online? Firefox, Opera, and others are looking to make it possible run applications offline, anytime, anywhere.

"Many frequent travelers, myself included, live in their webmail, Web-based calendars, and other online applications. It makes sense for 'road warriors' to seek out applications that are only a Web browser away. However, that becomes something of an issue when you're stuck in Denver International Airport thanks to a freak snowstorm..."

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