Java Desktop System


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Java Desktop System

A comprehensive client software environment from Oracle for its Solaris operating system. Java Desktop System (JDS), based on the Java 2 platform, includes the GNOME user interface, StarOffice application suite, Evolution email and Mozilla browser. It also includes the NetBeans development tool. Originally running under Linux, support for Linux was dropped after Solaris was made open source. See Solaris, GNOME and StarOffice.
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Sun's Java Desktop System continues to gain worldwide traction through its landmark agreements with governments and large institutions such as the People's Republic of China (PRC) with the goal to install at least 200 million copies around the country.
0 also feature Java Desktop Systems Configuration Manager to manage desktop access to networks and other resources.
The company can sell x86 desktops, programming tools and the Java Desktop System (JDS) to the developers who build the downloadable applications, and provide server-based infrastructure to service providers and enterprises with the JES
This includes Sun's Java System software products, such as the Sun Java System Web, Application, Directory, Portal and Messaging Server software for identity management, portal, messaging and other advanced web services; in addition to Java Desktop System (a desktop alternative to Microsoft Windows); and Sun's complete line of software application development tools.
The company wants to encourage these developers to write for Java and the Java Desktop System (JDS) by providing then with an affordable hardware platform.

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