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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)


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"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...?"

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