Mad Hatter

By Deane Barker on August 6, 2003

Sun’s Mad Hatter takes crack at desktop Windows: They demoed this a LinuxWorld today, so it’s back in the news.

“Mad Hatter, which Sun first disclosed a year ago, is Sun’s effort to dislodge Microsoft and its Windows/Office combination from the desktop PC. Like StarOffice, Mad Hatter will include a third-party Linux GUI such as GNOME, the Mozilla browser, Sun’s StarOffice suite, the Evolution e-mail server, the GAIM messaging client and Java, and it will be priced ‘80% to 90% less expensive than [Microsoft]’”

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