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internetnews.com: Sun Lights up Java Desktop on x86

Oct 12, 2004, 19:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"Sun Microsystems has taken the wraps off a new version of its Java Desktop System (JDS) running on its Solaris OS.

"The Santa Clara, Calif.-based network computer maker, which made its JDS Release 2 software available this past weekend, said it has now ported the desktop environment to Solaris running Intel and AMD x86-based servers and workstations...

"Like its SPARC-based counterparts, JDS for x86 is a combination of a GNOME desktop environment, StarOffice productivity suite (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing and database capabilities), Mozilla browser, Evolution e-mail and calendar client, RealNetworks' RealONE player, Macromedia Flash, Java 2 Standard Edition, but with a Solaris operating system instead of its common SUSE Linux backing..."

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