Sun may have hit on a gold mine with this desktop thing
Probably. And more: it will help Java and Linux a lot (also Openoffice and Staroffice). The Asia IT market is going to dominate the world's one in a few years, so it's cool that they start to install the "Java Desktop System" as standard now
While I don't know if the Chinese users will buy "our" Java games (and apps), it's only the beginning: don't forget the IT alliance which China, Japan and (South-) Korea builded. In Japan and Korea not only do video games sell well, several of the best video games ever come from Japan. Also these people got many high speed Internet connections - so they could download the JRE with no problems, if they didn't have it already due to the "Java Desktop System", hehe.http://wwws.sun.com/software/javadesktopsystem/faq.htmlQ.
: "Why was the product name Sun Java Desktop System selected?"A.
: "Java technology plays a very important role in the Java Desktop System - the Java Virtual Machine is integrated, the Mozilla browser is Java-aware, Java is the preferred development environment, etc. To reinforce this, we have selected the name Sun Java Desktop System."
The only reason I'm not using Linux full time is the lack of an easy way to connect to a dsl modem with a non-network pc. Its a 1 dialogue operation in winXP but with linux you have to call your isp and find out your ip mask and some other stuff then modify your config files; bleh.
Strange. I still find some other reasons why not to use Linux full time yet
, however going to the Internet per cable DSL modem (PPP over Ethernet) has been a one click operation with Suse Linux and a three click operation with Mandrake. Same applied to ISDN adapters. ;-)
Actually connecting to the Internet has been easier with Linux compared to Win2000 for me.