OpenSolaris Desktop, formerly Java Desktop System (JDS), is a desktop environment now developed by Oracle Corporation (after its acquisition of Sun Microsystems) available for Solaris, and formerly Linux.
OSD aims to provide a system familiar to the average computer user with a full suite of office productivity software such as an office suite, a web browser, email, calendaring, and instant messaging.
Despite being formerly known as the Java Desktop System, it is not actually written in Java; it is built from GNOME and other common free software projects. The name reflected Sun's promotion of the product as an outlet for corporate users to deploy software written for the Java platform.
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... OpenSolaris Desktop 01 (released October 28, 2005) was based on GNOME 2.10 and OpenSolaris Desktop 02 (released December 23, 2005) is based on GNOME 2.1 ... OpenSolaris Desktop is now tied to the OpenSolaris operating system, and does not have its own release schedule ... The latest version was released with the release of OpenSolaris 2009.6, and was based on Gnome 2.24 ...