Home > Oracle and SUN > Sun Java Desktop System Live CDs Coming Soon? Sun Java Desktop System Live CDs Coming Soon? Eugenia Loli 2004-01-13 Oracle and SUN 20 Comments Sun’s Glynn Foster is reporting from the Linux conference in Australia that he was able to get some JDS Live CDs to give away. It might be safe to assume that Sun will be releasing these for free to the public for them to taste JDS first hand. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 20 Comments 2004-01-13 9:48 am Just received one in the post yesterday (“Sun(TM) Java(TM) Desktop System Demo – September 2003”) together with StarOffice(TM) 7 evaluation. I’d requested them in October at the Linux Expo in London, as Sun had had problems getting their CDs through customs. So don’t give up hope if you’ve asked for one, it may take 3 months. 2004-01-13 11:42 am Sun Microsystems is making very good job! I am recommending to test Java Desktop System because it is better than another linux distributions. Java Desktop System is brandname product. I am recommending to migrate from Windows to Java Desktop System too. 2004-01-13 12:12 pm I’m wondering if anyone knows if Sun is going to implement the “Looking Glass Project” in their new system. Would be really cool to have http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/xtreme/shows/lg_media.html“>these on my desktop!!! 2004-01-13 12:34 pm It seems that the liveCD was “borrowed” from Morphix: http://morphix.sourceforge.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=41 I don’t know if Sun is really doing any innovating yet. It looks to me like rebranding stuff thats already available and charging for support. 2004-01-13 12:40 pm I have a December 2003 Sun Java Desktop System Evaluation CD which arrived in the mail last week. I subscribed to a Sun Executive program and submitted my shipping info to a URL in their December mailing. They’re available through the Sun website: http://see.sun.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/mcp?q=STjW4kTEoIV5yA 2004-01-13 12:55 pm I’ll wait for the torrent link. 2004-01-13 1:29 pm http://theregister.co.uk/content/53/34836.html 2004-01-13 1:41 pm <em>”I’ll wait for the torrent link.”</em> Why bittorrent has been painfully SLOW everytime I’ve ever had to use it (Slackware 9.1 anyone?). Opening the recommended ports doesn’t work either. 2004-01-13 2:27 pm >> Why bittorrent has been painfully SLOW everytime I’ve ever had to use it (Slackware 9.1 anyone?). Opening the recommended ports doesn’t work either. Patience, grasshopper, patience.. Torrents often start slowly and end very fast (I’ve had speeds of over 60 Kb/s, depending on how many seeds are available, which is acceptable to me. And make sure you keep the program running when the download has finished (if noone does that, noone won’t be able to d/l at acceptable speeds – don’t just leech). 2004-01-13 2:50 pm I got a copy of SUN Java desktop LiveCD couple of months ago, may be September or October 2003. It was nothing but SuSE linux with Gnome desktop. However the Java programs worked great on this LiveCD. -GGR 2004-01-13 2:55 pm Just recently got the December 2003 LiveCD version. The full package is better. Much improved over original beta. Still needs a little work though. Really impressed with the JDS package as a bounded desktop for business. Do you really want your employees to play games? or do their job. Star office is nice. IMHO Sun has nailed it in the business marketplace. A supported desktop with just the right set of “LIMITED” features needed. 2004-01-13 3:10 pm Why bittorrent has been painfully SLOW everytime I’ve ever had to use it (Slackware 9.1 anyone?). Opening the recommended ports doesn’t work either. My torrents usually start at about 2-3 kbps. If it’s a popular torrent, it can get to 200k or higher easily. Even the slowest usually get to at least 30 or so, which is about as good as you can get from most publib FTP servers. The ones that don’t get to 10-20kbps usually time out because there aren’t enough seeds. 2004-01-13 3:27 pm My BT downloads run at start of about 6 or 7 then max out at 87 after that does not drop below 70 2004-01-13 3:29 pm I stand corrected, Just hit 108 mmmmm i love my works brodband. 2004-01-13 3:48 pm and the torrent link would be ???? 2004-01-13 4:39 pm I installed JDS (the packaged version) and played around with it, but found no place to install new packages with it, other than the update feature. Sure, you don’t want employees randomly installing frozen-bubble, but there must be some sanctioned sun repository for contributed and other extras? 2004-01-13 5:14 pm actually at suns website you can sign up to get information, I emailed a sun representative about helping code looking glass and I was told to subscribe to the updates through the sun site and they would keep me posted. It will not be incorporated into JDS for some time though -artie 2004-01-13 7:07 pm I bought JDS and installed it on my system at work, and have been loving it ever since. It is a nice clean distro, and GNOME is very clean. I have been recommending people migrate to JDS. 2004-01-13 10:46 pm http://wwws.sun.com/software/looking_glass/demo.html 2004-01-14 8:55 am Link is r3@l p14y3r, nooo.