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TechWeb: Sun Strikes Huge Linux Desktop Deal With China

Nov 18, 2003, 14:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregg Keizer)


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"Sun Microsystems Monday announced a multi-year deal with the China Standard Software Company (CSSC) that will eventually make Sun's Java Desktop System the standard desktop software for millions of machines across the People's Republic of China (PRC).

"The arrangement with the CSSC--a consortium of Chinese technology companies that's supported by the Chinese government--will put the Java Desktop System on half a million to a million desktops in the PRC per year, with the end goal bullish with a capital B: at least 200 million copies of the software.

"Java Desktop System is Sun's name Linux software bundle that includes a graphical interface, the Mozilla Web browser, the StarOffice 7 productivity suite, and other tools ranging from an instant messenger to an e-mail client..."

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