Microsoft Research: When Is a Browser Not a Browser?

Helen J. Wang, senior researcher in the Systems and Networking group at Microsoft Research Redmond, is working on ways to evolve the browser into an operating system that supports an increasingly sophisticated Web environment. In August 2009, the Systems and Networking group will be presenting a paper on this topic during the Usenix Security Symposium, […]

Helen J. Wang, senior researcher in the Systems and Networking group at Microsoft Research Redmond, is working on ways to evolve the browser into an operating system that supports an increasingly sophisticated Web environment. In August 2009, the Systems and Networking group will be presenting a paper on this topic during the Usenix Security Symposium, the premier academic conference on system security. The Multi-Principal OS Construction of the Gazelle Web Browser describes the design and construction of a browser that is actually a multi-principal operating system.

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