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 Java Desktop System 2 Review

"Imagine for a moment that Windows XP came with Office XP Professional and Visual Studio .NET preinstalled with it. Imagine it was significantly more secure and easier to use. Imagine that it only cost $50 for all of that software. Sun's new Java Desktop System Release 2 is like the bizarro world equivalent of that kind of Microsoft software package. It's essentially in the same league except it doesn't use Microsoft technologies; the operating system is based on GNU/Linux with proprietary add-ons for system management; you have StarOffice 7 and Evolution 1.45 instead of Office XP; and you have Java Studio Standard (formerly known as Sun ONE Studio) instead of Visual Studio .NET. Sounds great, doesn't it? If only it actually worked."

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 14, 2004 )


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