Exploring the JDS Linux Desktop

Exploring the JDS Linux Desktop The Java Desktop System from Sun Microsystems is a modern system for all kinds of users novice through expert As an unusually robust well integrated desktop system it may become the first to ful

  • Title: Exploring the JDS Linux Desktop
  • Author: Tom Adelstein Sam Hiser
  • ISBN: 9780596007522
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Java Desktop System , from Sun Microsystems, is a modern system for all kinds of users, novice through expert As an unusually robust, well integrated desktop system, it may become the first to fulfill the promise of mass adoption for open source.JDS brings Linux and other open source software up to a level of usability that makes them suitable for the enormous base oThe Java Desktop System , from Sun Microsystems, is a modern system for all kinds of users, novice through expert As an unusually robust, well integrated desktop system, it may become the first to fulfill the promise of mass adoption for open source.JDS brings Linux and other open source software up to a level of usability that makes them suitable for the enormous base of Personal Computer users including office workers, students, mobile and home users It behaves pretty much the way a Windows or Mac user would expect, but with many powerful features JDS has seen widespread adoption in the United States, Britain, China, and elsewhere.This book is the ideal guide to JDS it is clear and direct, but loaded with insights from authors who have spent time working with, supporting, and enhancing the system Tom Adelstein is an award winning polymath system designer Sam Hiser is a respected business consultant with an itch that led him to become the marketing project lead for OpenOffice Both are advocates for open source and founders of the Open Government Interoperability Project, members of the Open Source Software Institute and contributors to the JDShelp project.This book carefully covers such housekeeping chores as setting up networking, updates, and backups Then it enters into great depth concerning the key productivity tools every user needs email, web browsing, instant messaging, word processing, spreadsheets, and slide presentations.A number of chapters and appendices concerning useful tools, including things you can add to your system, rounds out this remarkably useful book It has plenty to offer the new user as well as the seasoned Linux professional.

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    1. Spam. In a book form. A shameless promotion of a pretty useless software toy. Of course, that was hard to see back in 2004. But 12 years later the "the first to fulfill the promise of mass adoption for open source" is deadish. The Sun OS is used by few. Linux support is discontinued. And the base is a lie like this book: the Java desktop is not based on Java, but on Gnome.

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