eWeek: Desktop Linux: Sun Shines
Jun 21, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)
"Desktop Linux is good enough to supplant Windows in a number of
enterprise desktop roles, and it has been for some time now.
However, major enterprise Linux vendors--most notably Red Hat
Inc.--have been too busy until recently with server-room Linux to
produce desktop products with the sort of management frameworks and
stable product road maps that enterprises require. That changed
with the release last month of two desktop Linux variants from
major enterprise players: Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java Desktop
System 2 and Red Hat's Red Hat Desktop.
"eWEEK Labs' tests show that both products feature pretty much
the same set of software components. The difference between the two
boils down to the quality and scope of their management tools, as
well as the overall attention to detail with which each product was