There is an article in this week's BusinessWeek http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_09/b3872038.htm about Sun's Java Desktop http://wwws.sun.com/software/javadesktopsystem/
From the second article, what does "fully integrated Java technology" mean exactly?
I guess this answers my question, but it still doesn't really answer it.
"The one drawback the article highlights is that it cannot run Ximian's Exchange Connector so that kills Outlook."
While I too would like to kill it, one cannot ignore the installed base.
The real answer is, I assume, that some guy in marketing said "hey we have tremendous brand recognition on this 'Java' thing but we aren't making any money off it. Let's try to leverage it into something else that is only vaguely related to it".
name withheld out of cowardice
wow, so they bundled some open source software, slapped "Java" on it, and are selling it for $100/year. brilliant.
I tried it. Had trouble getting it to recognize a nic card that Redhat recognized. But eventually got it running. You are talking SuSe which I haven't used in years so I don't know how much they added and how much was from SuSe. But try and get some questions answered. Forget it. The sun help site sucks and you can't go to SuSe about it.
Oh, btw, I shouldn't have missed the chance to slam Ximian as someone mentioned them. Ximian was quite a good email program and I went to buy their desktop. Forget it. What a waste. It would not work. The whole website buy,checkout, support system was a nightmare. To get my money back they sent me a PDF which I was supposed to print, sign and MAIL or fax back to them. Can you believe that?
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