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eWeek: Desktop Linux: Sun Shines

Jun 21, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Desktop Linux is good enough to supplant Windows in a number of enterprise desktop roles, and it has been for some time now. However, major enterprise Linux vendors--most notably Red Hat Inc.--have been too busy until recently with server-room Linux to produce desktop products with the sort of management frameworks and stable product road maps that enterprises require. That changed with the release last month of two desktop Linux variants from major enterprise players: Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java Desktop System 2 and Red Hat's Red Hat Desktop.

"eWEEK Labs' tests show that both products feature pretty much the same set of software components. The difference between the two boils down to the quality and scope of their management tools, as well as the overall attention to detail with which each product was assembled..."

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