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eWeek: UK Government Backs Sun's Java Desktop System

Dec 08, 2003, 15:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

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"Sun Microsystems Inc. on Monday will announce a strategic five-year agreement with the United Kingdom's Office of Government Commerce to establish the Java Enterprise System and the Java Desktop System as the underlying infrastructure and desktop solutions for the public sector.

"This latest deal comes hot on the heels of the announcement last month that it had signed a deal with the China Standard Software Co. to deliver its Sun Java Desktop System in that country.

"The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) forms part of the British Treasury and the central purchasing body for the UK government, and its goal is to maximize value for money for the public sector in all areas of procurement..."

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