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.
And the Sun Java Desktop System is a low-cost, secure, open-source-based alternative to more costly desktop environments.
Together, Sun and Vignette plan to bring to market a packaged, pretested, integrated combination of products that leverage the Sun Java Enterprise System, the Java Desktop System, and Vignette Business Workspaces collaboration solution.
Schwartz also brought up on stage representatives of China Standard Software Company, which promoting a variant of Sun's Linux-based Java Desktop System as a standard for the 1.3 billion citizens of China.

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