Friday, July 10, 2009

Ce n'est pas une Gazelle

This Microsoft Research News entry - When Is a Browser Not a Browser? points us to their Gazelle research paper written by Helen J. Wang et al. It includes this curious paragraph (those are my italics) :
Wang is quick to dismiss various news articles that refer to “the Gazelle browser” as if it were a product prototype. Although the idea of a browser operating system undoubtedly caught the imagination of technical press and bloggers, she stresses that Gazelle is strictly research. In fact, the Gazelle project is just another milestone, admittedly a significant one, in an ongoing effort to prove a concept Wang and several of her colleagues have been pursuing for years.
The trouble is, the paper is called 'The Multi-Principal OS Construction of the Gazelle Web Browser'.

Sounds like the various news articles that refer to 'the Gazelle browser' looked at the title of the research paper and made a reasonable inference to me.

We might have a while to wait......

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