No JDS Mention

Interesting how this article, "Linux Takes Microsoft Rivalry to the Desktop," doesn't mention Sun's Java Desktop System (JDS) for Linux. Others think we have a pretty good offering going with JDS.
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They also get it wrong about OpenOffice.org (never take a Microsoft spokesman at face value when talking about its arch rivals) - the spell check on my copy of OpenOffice.org certainly seems to offer alternative spellings when I right-click on the words with a a wavy red line under them.

Posted by Simon Phipps on October 09, 2004 at 04:03 PM JST #

"JDS" is just quite a newcomer in the Linux scene. Do not misunderstand me, I know that it has been around for two years, but comparing it to a standard Gnome distribution or to KDE and considering that distros like Mandrake and Suse have shaped the definition of "Linux Desktop" even befored Sun started contributing to Gnome, two years are only a short time :). <p/> Small question on JDS/Solaris: will it support Gnome 2.6's spatial navigation by default? Well... I am using it in my gentoo box and I love it :)

Posted by Davide Inglima - limaCAT on October 10, 2004 at 11:43 PM JST #

Funny you like the spatial mode of navigation. I personally hated it, it seems to have brought me back to CDE day. But those who have tried it out for a week or so seems to like it. While JDS is only out for less than a year, JDS 1 was shipped in December 2003. Sun has started invovling in GNOME back in 2000 and OpenOffice.Org around the same times. I guess one thing that does not make Sun on Linux a distro because Sun really uses SuSE as the base OS. Were Ximian considered as a distro by others :)

Posted by Ghee Teo on October 11, 2004 at 12:48 AM JST #

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