Linux.com: First look: Sun Java Desktop System Release 2
May 24, 2004, 16:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Matzan)
"Imagine for a moment that Windows XP came with Office XP
Professional and Visual Studio .NET preinstalled with it. Imagine
it was significantly more secure and easier to use. Imagine that it
cost only $50 for all of that software. Sun's new Java Desktop
System Release 2 is like the bizarro world equivalent of that kind
of Microsoft software package. It's in the same league, except it
doesn't use Microsoft technologies. If only it actually worked.
"JDS is based on GNU/Linux, with proprietary add-ons for system
management; you have StarOffice 7 and Evolution 1.45 instead of
Office XP; and you have Java Studio Standard (formerly known as Sun
ONE Studio) instead of Visual Studio .NET..."