eWeek: JDS Could Be A Winner... If Sun Will Let It
Dec 10, 2003, 22:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Sun is doing well, extremely well, with its Java Desktop
System. Who would have thought it? Sun, of all companies, is
becoming a player not just on the desktop but also--thanks to its
distribution deal with Wal-Mart--on the consumer desktop!
"Of course, JDS really doesn't have much to do with Java. It's
really a combination of the Linux operating system, the Mozilla
browser, the GNOME desktop and the StarOffice office suite. That's
well and good, but it does raise some questions: Why is Sun
supporting SCO's lawsuit? And how can CEO Scott McNealy keep
flip-flopping on Linux...?"