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OSNews: Sun's Java Desktop System 2 is No Improvement

Jun 02, 2004, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Basically, very few things have changed in the client version of JDS. The desktop and installation looks very much the same as it did a few months ago. The installation has a few bugs: a) some strings haven't been converted to 'Sun JDS' from 'SuSE Linux,' b) Evolution and gnome-user-docs packages are stalling during installation because of the misbehaving 'scrollkeeper-in' process that takes 99% of the CPU and needs killing to continue (same bug as on JDS1) and c) when trying to edit a user's groups the font representing the groups is unreadable.

"After you've installed the system from its three CDs, the Gnome 2.2 desktop comes up (with a few gnome apps upgraded to 2.4 status) and it looks very similar to how it used to look before. Star Office 7-update2 is there, Mozilla 1.4.1 is there, Evolution 1.4.x and Gnomemeeting 0.98 are there too..."

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