Sun Rises for Linux Desktop

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Sun Rises for Linux Desktop

The sun is rising again on the network computer.

In a strategy possibly summed up by its code name, “Madhatter”, Sun said it will resuscitate the idea of its JavaStation, later dubbed the “network computer,” and market it to corporate clients beginning in 2003. This time around, the desktop will run Sun’s version of the Linux operating system instead of a proprietary OS.

Chief executive Scott McNealy said the time is ripe for some customers – specifically Web-centric industries like travel agents, health care, and call centers – to adopt the Madhatter project, which Sun also refers to as the Linux desktop.

“The enterprise desktop is like a DRAM,” McNealy said, referring to the interchangeable commodity memory found in PCs and other devices.

More Here at ExtremeTech.

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