If you have access to a computer and fortunately also have an Internet connection, then it is pretty sure that your first task will be to launch a Web Browser. You want every thing to be on the web browser to access it, be it email, chatting, watching video, playing games ( maybe 3D games in near future ) etcetra etcetra. Yes its true most of the times. Compaines like Google have done a pretty good job to bring Chating, Word processing, Videos, Spreadsheets etc., to bring just at your Web Browser.
So you know what, many of remaining applications you use NOT on the Web Browser, will soon be in `your` browser. Mozilla has just started to do that -- through Prism. What is Prism?
Prism is the best of both worlds -- stand alone applications and browser based applications. Wow! How is this possible?
"Prism is a simple XULRunner based browser that hosts web applications without the normal web browser interface. Prism is based on a concept called Site Specific Browsers (SSB). An SSB is an application with an embedded browser designed to work exclusively with a single web application. It doesn't have the menus, toolbars and accoutrements of a normal web browser", says http://wiki.mozilla.org/WebRunner
So what you gain from Prism is, a possibility to integrate your Web Appilcations better with the Desktop.
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