posted by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2007 13:46 UTC, submitted by Moochman
IconTwo preview articles give a taste of the new proof-of-concept desktop environment Pyro. Based on Firefox, used in conjunction with X's compositing extensions, Pyro allows web applications to behave like full-fledged ones running alongside traditional Linux apps. Perhaps most tantalizing of all, Pyro is a simple Firefox-extension-install away. Ars Technica has a backgrounder on the project, while Desktoplinux spotlights potential security concerns.
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