Sun exec denies Linux desktop retreat

Posted by tadelste on Jul 19, 2005 3:28 PM EDT
ZDNet; By Renai LeMay
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Sun’s executive vice president of software, John Loiacono, claimed he was misinterpreted in reports he had told the recent JavaOne conference Sun would be reducing its emphasis on selling its Java Desktop System (JDS) in combination with Linux.

"We remain fully committed to JDS," he wrote in his blog this week. "The point I made that caused the stir is that you will see us begin to emphasise JDS on Solaris and SunRay 'even more'."

JDS is based on the open source GNOME desktop environment and is used internally by most of Sun's 42,000 users. However the company has experienced problems selling it to corporate desktops, where Microsoft's Windows remains entrenched.

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