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Offline shawnkendall

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« Posted 2004-07-26 17:13:20 »

New Sun JAVA Workstations...

" The single-processor Sun Java Workstation W1100z, first in a new line of AMD Opteron-based workstations from Sun, delivers high-performance computing, visualization-class graphics solutions, high I/O throughput, and the ability to deploy large data sets up to 8 GB in size"

Java is a language, platofrm, collection of APIs (from Javasoft definitions)
And a Linux distro
And finally a new workstation....

I guess Java really is Everywhere ;-)

Shawn Kendall
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Offline shawnkendall

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-07-26 17:23:01 »

Even MORE confusing...
After reading the spec sheet I see that they don't even use the Java Desktop Linux distro, it is Solaris and Red Hat config.

Seriously, I am sorry to say that it is as if Sun has multiple personality disorder.

Shawn Kendall
Cosmic Interactive, LLC
Offline erikd

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2004-07-26 18:07:50 »

It seems like just another Sun machine with 'Java' in the brand name.

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2004-07-26 18:37:28 »

It sounds to me like Sun's timetables are falling apart. Java Desktop System was supposed to be nothing more than a standard GUI and program set that worked on a wide range of OSes, including Linux and Solaris. The idea was to base as many of the applications and GUI components on Java as possible. As a stopgap measure, they'd use GNOME+Java Tools & Support while the Java desktop technologies matured.

The first version (which I purchased) was lacking in just about every area, including 3D support, developer support, Java support, and application management. It wasn't a *bad* system, but it was incomplete. Solaris X Java Desktop System was supposed to follow closely behind and support both Sparc and AMD64 architectures. This would give Sun an OS foothold in just about every major Workstation/Desktop processor architecture in existence.

Now the hardware guys have finished creating Sun's nextgen workstations before the nextgen OSes were truly ready for deployment. So this leaves Sun with a ton of Java branding that doesn't tie together in any way, shape, or form. With any luck, the software guys will catch up in a month or two here, but I wouldn't count on it.

Let this be a lesson to all of you who think an aggressive deadline should be no trouble. Wink

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Offline shawnkendall

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2004-07-26 18:55:14 »

On the up side, it's not even close to the .Net branding/marketing debacle.

Shawn Kendall
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Offline nonnus29

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2004-07-26 20:23:50 »

Let this be a lesson to all of you who think an aggressive deadline should be no trouble.

I really don't think thats a problem for MOST of us....

Offline JasonB

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2004-07-26 23:02:22 »

On the up side, it's not even close to the .Net branding/marketing debacle.

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