Mad Hatter Deux
Aug 22, 2003, 21:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire, Gavin Clarke)
NewsFactor: And Now, Mad Hatter Linux
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Linux has less than a 2 percent share of the enterprise desktop
market, but Sun Microsystems hopes to change that. In September,
Sun will launch Mad Hatter, its Linux desktop suite designed to use
low price and easy configurability to penetrate the desktop
"Sun is not shy about attacking the operating system Mad Hatter
must displace to win market share. Sun has announced it is offering
early registration for the new product, 'in response to yet another
massive security vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows operating
system (the MSBlast Internet worm)...'"
Computer Business Review: Mad Hatter Plans OS/2 Tea Party
"Sun Microsystems Inc's planned Linux desktop Project Mad Hatter
is making a play for millions of customers running OS/2 and seeking
a low-cost alternative to Windows.
"Curtis Sasaki, Sun vice president of engineering for desktop
solutions, told ComputerWire the company 'conservatively' estimates
there are 20 million customers stranded on IBM Corp's legacy
operating system. Many are also using dated desktop productivity
packages such as Lotus' SmartSuite..."