The Sun Java Desktop System is available free for OpenSolaris

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The Java Desktop System is not a secure but very good total enterprise desktop software system. It is the best alternative to Microsoft Windows XP and now sun made it Free and available on OpenSolaris.However this the source-only release contains the major new features such as GNOME 2.10, Firefox 1.5b,and Thunderbird 1.5b. It means you need to compile or build desktop for yourself. Open Solaris has howto document that explains how to build JDS on OpenSolaris. More information can be found at OpenSolaris Desktop community site.

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

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