[JavaONE] Java Desktop Initiative – Finally!

Sun annouced a Java Desktop Initiative. Here are the highlights

  • Javadesktop.org — A new desktop development community
  • Java Desktop Network Components
  • javagames.org (http://javagaming.org) –
  • Sun’s project code-named Mad Hatter, a rapidly emerging integrated suite of products that replaces traditional, high-cost Windows desktops with secure, lower-cost, flexible and open alternative desktop solutions.
  • latest J2SE release 1.4.2 addresses key customer requests including improved start-up time by up to 30 percent.
  • OpenGL support has been updated for enhanced rendering and community programs
  • The new release also includes support for native OS look and feel for Windows XP and Linux.

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