September 16, 2003
Java Desktop System: First Impressions on Sun's Linux
Anonymous Reader writes "Sun is entering the Linux world for good with low cost solution of Java Desktop System, a SuSE-based distribution aimed to fill up the desktops of the Enterprise and Educational markets. The distro comes ready with Java and StarOffice 7 and it has being under Sun's touch UI-wise. Newsforge has a report, News.com too, while OSNews speaks of a Java 3D engine, called "Looking Glass", which adds special effects to the normal 2D Gnome desktop, similar to what QuartzExtreme does for Mac OS X."