Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 16:07 UTC
Linux "I am proud to announce the official release of Symphony OS Alpha 4. Alpha 4 includes the KNOPPIX version of the 2.6.11 Linux Kernel and an updated base based on Knoppix 3.9, numerous improvements to the Mezzo Desktop environment, includes synaptic for package management, beagle for local searching, supports .desktop files in the Programs target, and much more."
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Desktop rendered in Mozilla = security problem?
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 19:47 UTC

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I'm digging the interface and the conceptual separation of Files/Apps/System. Where I get cold is the part where they tell us the interface is run by a browser core:

"Orchestra is made up of two main parts, a localhost only http server and a slimmed down mozilla renderer. Becuase mozilla is used as the base for rendering Orchestra apps can utilize the following technologies:

* Javascript/DHTML
* Perl/CGI
* Java Applets (when plugin is included)
* Flash (when plugin is included)
* Embeded media players (when plugin is included)
* XUL Interfaces
* Any other technologies for which a Mozilla Plugin is available."

Was this any better an idea for Windows?

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IIRC its a localhost-only http server run with the same privilages as the user themself. What could any Orchestra application do that would be any worse then any other application could do?

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