Enterprise Applications: Mozilla Prism Beta Easily Converts Websites and Web Apps into Desktop Apps

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-05-14 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prism has been available as an alpha project within Mozilla Labs for more than a year now, but Mozilla recently launched it as an official beta and encouraged users to try it out. After taking the beta for a spin, eWEEK Labs found that Prism makes it possible to take any Website or Web application and make it behave as a desktop application. For example, users can convert Facebook or Gmail to desktop applications with Prism and have them run in streamlined browser windows, launch them from the desktop or Quick Start tabs, or even have them start up when the operating system launches. Prism runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems.
 
 
 

Mozilla Prism Beta Easily Converts Websites and Web Apps into Desktop Apps

by Jim Rapoza
Mozilla Prism Beta Easily Converts Websites and Web Apps into Desktop Apps
 
 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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