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Is now the time for the Sun Java Desktop System?

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Tom Adelstein makes the case for Sun's Java Desktop System Linux distribution.
The Java Desktop System provides a major win for Linux and a serious blow to Microsoft. Rank this product miles ahead of the other specialized Linux distributions. It's not a server but can work well in a small office, home office network. It plays nicely with other Linux distributions, Windows and Macintosh.

The major applications have tweaks that Sun added to make JDS special. The key productivity applications include StarOffice, Evolution, GIMP, Mozilla and gaim. They compete with Microsoft Office and Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Internet Explorer and AOL Instant Messenger. You can find versions of these applications in other distributions but Sun's just work better.
 read more | mail this link | score:6142 | -Ray, March 25, 2004
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