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  What's So Java About Sun's Linux Desktop?
Subject:   Stable == predictable
Date:   2004-10-08 00:05:30
From:   ionrock
I think "enterprise" customers do not necessarily want stability as much as they want to know what to expect from their software. If there is a bug with a simple work around that works reliably then an enterprise customer is fine with it. This then makes JDS not a superior product, but merely a predictable one. This article seems to give Sun too much credit for JDS at the expense of other very good distros. Just because it is not the best for the enterprise doesn't mean that it is not as stable, featureful or usable. It is only possibly less predictable.