Computerworld NZ: Sun’s JDS Turns Heads

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“There was the usual stuff about how the share price is on the
up and up (18% better than three months ago, but still about a
tenth of the level of March 2000), the billions of dollars in the
bank and the huge commitment to R&D spending.

“But what caught the eye at Sun presentations in Auckland and
Wellington late last month were the products, and in particular the
Java Desktop System (JDS). At $90 a head (until June) for an
operating system and suite of desktop applications, JDS is causing
large organisations to take a close look to see if compatibility
and product completeness issues can be overcome.

“Fonterra and the University of Auckland, each with thousands of
PCs, were at the Auckland event and took note of JDS’s potential to
extract them from Microsoft licensing issues…”

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