The Sun Java Desktop, a blend of all that is good about Linux? Possibly, since it has a lot of SuSE built into it. Recently Sun has offered up this great article about downloading, burning the CDs for and even installing this Linux OS flavor. The article does a pretty fair job at removing much of the guess work and will have you up and running in no time.
The Java Desktop System offers a fully functional desktop environment for x86-based systems. The product blends Linux from SuSE, Sun applications (such as StarOffice office productivity suite and the latest Java runtime environment), and open source applications such as the Mozilla browser. The licensing model is an annual subscription of USD100 per desktop or USD50 per employee. A promotion through December 2, 2004 allows for a 50 percent discount.
In this article, a BigAdmin reader offers tips based on experience installing the Java Desktop System. See Resources section for documentation and further information.