Wal-Mart and Sun share Linux desktop lust

Wal-Mart has added to an already extensive lineup of Linux operating systems by signing on to sell Sun Microsystems' Java Desktop System. At present, the new Sun Java OS gear is a bit hard to find. Wal-Mart has tucked the kit away on its Microtel PCs page. With SuSE, Lindows, Lycoris and Sun Java OS computers now all available, Wal-Mart is the clear leader in the Linux desktop market. It's a minor claim to fame at present but could pay off in the long run should more consumers take a risk on the open source operating system.

Some tech journalists have a nasty habit of performing searches before the vendors are ready, and we suspect that's what happened in the case of the Sun Java OS. Neither Sun nor Wal-Mart would let a deal between the two companies pass without a press release or some better billing on the Wal-Mart Web site. So expect some marketing material in the near future.

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News source: The Reg

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