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ComputerWeekly: Sun Linux Lives on in Mad Hatter Software Bundle

Jul 30, 2003, 03:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems' forthcoming bundle of desktop software, codenamed Mad Hatter, will include Sun's own Linux operating systems, even though Sun discontinued sales of its customised Linux in April.

"Mad Hatter, which is now in beta testing, is a package of basic desktop applications comprising mainly of open-source components. It includes Sun's StarOffice productivity suite, the Mozilla Web browser, the Gnome (GNU Object Model Environment) desktop interface, and Ximian's Evolution information management software.

"Originally slated for an August release, Mad Hatter is running slightly behind schedule and is now likely to debut in September or October. Sun's target buyers for the bundle are cost-conscious businesses with large workforces that do not need high-end application functionality, such as call centres, retail outlets and bank branches..."

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