TechWeb: Sun Strikes Huge Linux Desktop Deal With China
Nov 18, 2003, 14:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregg Keizer)
"Sun Microsystems Monday announced a multi-year deal with the
China Standard Software Company (CSSC) that will eventually make
Sun's Java Desktop System the standard desktop software for
millions of machines across the People's Republic of China
"The arrangement with the CSSC--a consortium of Chinese
technology companies that's supported by the Chinese
government--will put the Java Desktop System on half a million to a
million desktops in the PRC per year, with the end goal bullish
with a capital B: at least 200 million copies of the software.
"Java Desktop System is Sun's name Linux software bundle that
includes a graphical interface, the Mozilla Web browser, the
StarOffice 7 productivity suite, and other tools ranging from an
instant messenger to an e-mail client..."