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    Solaris 10

    Is Solaris free OS like Linux? In the Homepage of Solaris they are telling download it for free!

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    Solaris 10 is available to use free of charge. Sun's in the hardware and support business.

    It doesn't have a Linux-style copyleft license I believe, but it's just a matter of time.
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    I tried Solaris 10 once on my system. It took a couple hours to install and when it finally did... it wouldn't boot. I don't see what there is going for it at this point except maybe the license. "Java Desktop" is just KDE if I'm not mistaken. Nothing to do with Java at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobozz
    "Java Desktop" is just KDE if I'm not mistaken. Nothing to do with Java at all.
    GNOME actually AFAIK.
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    It's based on Gnome, doesn't mean it doesn't have anything to do with java

    Although the FAQ suggests otherwise,

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.sun.com/software/javadesktopsystem/faq.xml
    Q:
    What is the Sun Java Desktop System?
    A:
    Java Desktop System combines the best of open source software with the technical innovation of Sun to offer an affordable, comprehensive, fully integrated desktop client environment with administration and developer tools that lower business costs, reduce complexities of desktop management, and provide a secure computing environment. The desktop components are based on open source and standards and include the GNOME desktop environment, StarOffice productivity suite, Mozilla browser, Evolution mail and calendar client, and Java 2 Platform Standard Edition. Java Desktop System is a major component of the Solaris 10 Operating System.
    Last edited by zacs7; 07-27-2007 at 12:36 AM.

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