A group of Open Source Software developers today announced the launch of JDShelp.org, a Web site providing support and documentation for the JavaTM Desktop System (“JDS”), a complete GNU/Linux distribution for the enterprise from Sun Microsystems, Inc. The JDShelp.org Web site features downloads of software applications compiled specifically for JDS; and it also contains howtos, tutorials, links, and resources dedicated to the GNU/Linux desktop.
Explains Tom Adelstein, a Linux consultant, “The JDShelp.org site exists to help users who have found JDS as an alternative to Microsoft Windows and other operating systems. Many were first exposed to open-source software from using the OpenOffice.org productivity suite and/or the Mozilla and Firefox browsers. Then, they realized that Linux was next in their migration path. Whatever the reason, they’re coming over to Sun and Linux.”