Three former Microsoft IE execs worked on the Microsoft Internet Explorer team have launched a company, Browsium, on March 15, that is tackling the IE 6 migration problem faced by many businesses.
Their first product, known as "UniBrows" enable "legacy IE 6-based Web applications to run on Windows 7 and IE 8 on Windows XP without modifying a single line of code."
Browsium is touting UniBrows as a way for organizations to free up their Windows 7 upgrade path. The product makes use of an IE 8 add-on that enables IE 6 web applications to run in an IE 8 tab, enabling enterprises to upgrade PCs to Windows 7 while keeping their legacy IE 6 applications running unmodified, according to the company.
UniBrows is licensed to organizations with 5,000 to 50,000 PCs with a $5,000 base license fee plus $5 per seat. Licenses, renewable yearly, include all updates and upgrades at no additional cost. Volume discounts are available.
There's a 60-day free evaluation kit available at Browsium web site.