# Friday, 19 December 2003

Yes Theres Java In There Somewhere But Java Desktop System Is Really A Distribution Of The Linux Operating Sy

"Yes, there's Java in there somewhere, but Java Desktop System is really a distribution of the Linux operating system and a collection of open-source applications that anyone can easily use," said programmer Mark Fahley. "Why Sun opted to call it Java Desktop is simply beyond me -- even something as silly as Stoned Beaver would have been a better name."  [via Wired News: Sun Linux a Good Rival to Windows]

 Well, stoopid old me thought it was based on Java - oops! Ah well, it turns out to be just another Linux (JAL) that 'rocks' and just a bit cheaper than Windows.

"This is where Sun blows it badly," said Sweeney. "There is nothing in the documentation that explains just what or where the heck is this code or password. ... It turns out that your serial number is the 'code' needed and should be used also for the password. The word 'moronic' comes to mind for this little exercise. Bad Sun. Bad, bad Sun." ... "JDS rocks, and I don't say that lightly. It's Microsoft's worse nightmare come true."

Time will tell.

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