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Computerworld NZ: Sun Rising on the Desktop

Oct 28, 2003, 17:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Cooney)

"The struggle for the corporate desktop will enter a new phase in December when Sun's forthcoming Linux desktop is released in New Zealand.

"Computerworld took an early look at a beta version of the Java Desktop System. There were a few cosmetic and stability issues typical of prerelease software, but the system does have the potential to attract organisations disenchanted with Microsoft's 'software assurance' licensing scheme or perhaps looking for alternatives to Windows.

"Don't be fooled by the Java name; although Sun's J2SE is included, the Java Desktop System is much like any other Linux distro. In fact, it's built from the well-regarded SuSE Linux, a mainstream distribution that has also received corporate blessing from IBM..."

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