Thursday Jun 10, 2004

JDS chat session

From Sun Developer Network Chat Sessions:

The Sun Java Desktop System is a comprehensive, secure, simple-to-use, Linux-based desktop solution. It includes a GNOME desktop environment, StarOffice productivity suite, Mozilla browser, Evolution mail and calendar client, and Java 2 Platform Standard Edition. The newly available, Release 2, adds a variety of new features including system management tools. Learn more about Sun Java Desktop System and get questions answered in this online chat with three key members of the Sun Java Desktop System team: product marketing managers Gary Little and Susan Jefferies, and Marketing Technical Specialist Geoff Baysinger.

Join the Java Live session on June 15. 11:00 A.M. PDT/6:00 P.M. GMT.

Friday Jun 04, 2004

Eugenia on JDS2

So, it seems Eugenia didn't like JDS2 much. But considering it's never been touted as anything other than JDS1 plus system management tools, and it's still aimed squarely at the likes of tightly-administered banks and call centres, I'd have been more concerned if the review hadn't been padded out with some stuff about the games not working properly.

Sure JDS has bugs, and I'd be the first to admit that some of them aren't too hard to find if you're not one of our target users (and Eugenia knows exactly who they are). But at the end of the day I'd rather that Sun continues to fix them based on customers' rather than journalists' priorities, even if the odd predictably-unflattering review ensues.

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I am an Interaction Designer in the Systems Experience Design team, arriving at Oracle via Sun where I've worked since 2000. I currently work on sysadmin user experience projects for Solaris. Formerly I worked on open source Solaris desktop projects such as GNOME, NWAM and IPS.

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