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Mad Hatter Deux

Aug 22, 2003, 21:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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NewsFactor: And Now, Mad Hatter Linux

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"Linux has less than a 2 percent share of the enterprise desktop market, but Sun Microsystems hopes to change that. In September, Sun will launch Mad Hatter, its Linux desktop suite designed to use low price and easy configurability to penetrate the desktop market.

"Sun is not shy about attacking the operating system Mad Hatter must displace to win market share. Sun has announced it is offering early registration for the new product, 'in response to yet another massive security vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows operating system (the MSBlast Internet worm)...'"

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Computer Business Review: Mad Hatter Plans OS/2 Tea Party

"Sun Microsystems Inc's planned Linux desktop Project Mad Hatter is making a play for millions of customers running OS/2 and seeking a low-cost alternative to Windows.

"Curtis Sasaki, Sun vice president of engineering for desktop solutions, told ComputerWire the company 'conservatively' estimates there are 20 million customers stranded on IBM Corp's legacy operating system. Many are also using dated desktop productivity packages such as Lotus' SmartSuite..."

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