Pivot - a new Internet Browser from Microsoft, and no its not an another name or code name for Internet Explorer 9, its a completely new Web Browser from Microsoft Live Labs, a new experiment. Pivot is a software application from Microsoft Live Labs that allows users to interact with and search large amounts of data. It is based on Microsoft's Seadragon. It's been described as allowing users to view the web as a web rather than as isolated pages.
The Pivot application wsa designed to help you interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun. We tried to step back and design an interaction model that accommodates the complexity and scale of information rather than the traditional structure of the Web.
When we use the Web today we treat the most fundamental scenarios as separate activities. Search takes us from many things to one, browsing moves us from one thing to another, and recommendations expose affinities that enable us to explore related topics. Can we do better by combining these scenarios into a more unified experience?
Pivot focuses on this intersection, enabling us to learn key lessons while attempting to broadly apply this philosophy to the Web. We hope that Pivot will inspire and fuel transformative experiences across the Web.
At the heart of Pivot are "Collections." They combine large groups of similar items on the Internet, so we can begin viewing the relationships between individual pieces of information in a new way. By visualizing hidden patterns, Pivot enables users to discover new insights while interacting with thousands of things at once.
Pivot is currently available by invitation only to a small technical audience and that too with invites, if you want to check out Pivot here are some Invite Codes which you can use.
* Aero enabled, 2-GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
* Graphics Card Requirements: at least 256 megabytes of video memory. Pivot does not support Intel integrated video chipsets without additional acceleration hardware.
* Pivot requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Internet Explorer 8. Pivot will import your browsing history from Internet Explorer and Firefox during installation.
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this web browser software.