Has anyone used the Java Desktop System?
a dedicated server
Why would you want to use desktop system on server?
And, according to Distrowatch Sun JDS
, it doesn't include Apache or any other server components.
I've tried JDS promo live-cd - nothing spectacular I'd say, SuSE 9.1 is much better for the same price.
BTW, Wallmart link is dead - it says that this page is temporary or permanently unavailable, and from their main page I could see some computers with JDS, with the best one with P4 3Ghz and 256Mb ram, 80 Gb IDE hdd - I wouldn't buy this stuff to use as a server - I'd prefer something with Xeon (well, P4 could do the job for low end system), at least 1 Gb ECC ram - servers should use error checking ram, SCSI hdd - IDE drive will be THE bottleneck in your system, most probably with RAID controller and redundant disks, better if hot-swappable, GOOD(better if redundant hot-swappable too)power supply - desktop systems usually equipped with cheap crap, good server case with proper fans.
Although, it would be somewhat more expensive than $698.But you could cut some corners and use SATA Raptor Hdd instead of SCSI.
Here's a link to Supermicro - they make relatively cheap, but good quality server components Supermicro