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)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"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...?"