"Sun is challenging Microsoft on a new front: the consumer
market. Believing its Java Desktop System is 'a more effective home
and retail solution,' the company is negotiating with major
retailers Wal-Mart and Office Depot to include the desktop on
consumer PCs and laptops.
"Sun Microsystems Inc. is embarking on a strategy that
challenges Microsoft Corp. on a brand-new front: the consumer
"The Santa Clara, Calif., company is negotiating with major
retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Office Depot Inc. to include
Sun's Java Desktop System on planned offerings of low-priced
consumer PCs and laptops..."