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eWeek: Java Goes to Wal-Mart

Dec 08, 2003, 20:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Sun is challenging Microsoft on a new front: the consumer market. Believing its Java Desktop System is 'a more effective home and retail solution,' the company is negotiating with major retailers Wal-Mart and Office Depot to include the desktop on consumer PCs and laptops.

"Sun Microsystems Inc. is embarking on a strategy that challenges Microsoft Corp. on a brand-new front: the consumer market.

"The Santa Clara, Calif., company is negotiating with major retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Office Depot Inc. to include Sun's Java Desktop System on planned offerings of low-priced consumer PCs and laptops..."

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