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Computerworld NZ: Sun's JDS Turns Heads

Mar 08, 2004, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anthony Doesburg)

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"There was the usual stuff about how the share price is on the up and up (18% better than three months ago, but still about a tenth of the level of March 2000), the billions of dollars in the bank and the huge commitment to R&D spending.

"But what caught the eye at Sun presentations in Auckland and Wellington late last month were the products, and in particular the Java Desktop System (JDS). At $90 a head (until June) for an operating system and suite of desktop applications, JDS is causing large organisations to take a close look to see if compatibility and product completeness issues can be overcome.

"Fonterra and the University of Auckland, each with thousands of PCs, were at the Auckland event and took note of JDS's potential to extract them from Microsoft licensing issues..."

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