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Applause for the Release by Sun of the Java Desktop System
Applause for the Release by Sun of the Java Desktop System

The Anti Money Laundering Network, an "anti-money laundering e-learning, customer profiling technology, compliance consultancy" today applauded the release of Sun Microsystems' Java Desktop System.

 "The cost of technology is a limiting factor on the ability of financial services businesses around the world to comply with a wide range of regulatory demands," says  Anti Money Laundering Network chairman Nigel Morris-Cotterill. 

"The demands placed on financial institutions," he adds, "are not just from local regulators."

"Under the USA PATRIOT Act, US banks must be sure that foreign banks that hold accounts with them - particularly as correspondent banks - have AML (anti money laundering ) procedures in place. And that includes having a range of technologies, many of which should be accessible from the desktop of ordinary workers."

"But the cost of running these systems has, until now, been prohibitive," Morris-Cotterill observes.

"If a US bank finds that its correspondents have inadequate procedures, then they may close the account and report the fact to the US Treasury which may order that no US bank deals with that correspondent. If many banks in a country are regarded in this light, then there is a significant danger that an entire country may be locked out of the US Dollar network, which means severe limitations on trade and, ultimately, a financial crisis. This system, under which a country is named as 'of primary money laundering concern' has been adopted in relation to Nauru."

Morriss-Cotterill contends that it is the prohibitive cost of software that leads to widespread use of illegal copies - even in financial institutions - across the developing world. But, until now anyway, there was not a widely available affordable and practical alternative to Windows.

"The Anti Money Laundering Network's Malaysia company," he continues, "granted MSC Status by the Malaysian government for innovative technology companies, has developed a wide range of technology products to assist in detecting and deterring money laundering, customer identification and profiling and staff training."

"All have been developed especially with the Linux platform in mind: and are accessible from the new Java Desktop System," says Morris-Cotterill.

"The fact that Microsoft has decided to leave the developing world and small business, both of which still run on Windows 95, 98 and 98SE, behind when it comes to patching defects in the operating system is a motivator to purchase new versions of software which the organisations simply do not need. The cost of the entire Sun system including all necessary software, is less than the cost of upgrading just the Windows OS, even if other programs do not have to be upgraded. But there is also the likely additional cost of bringing in new or newer PCs to handle the demands of the latest OSs. The overall cost of making systems secure against virus, worm and other attacks, if businesses remain with Windows, is simply too much for many businesses," he adds.

In Morriss-Cotterill's view, the existing cost of software also drives crime: "The piracy of that software creates huge profits for organized crime world-wide and profits those profits are laundered. So we have a multi-faceted interest in affordable software," he concludes.

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why would f500 group try the sun java desktop (grrrr... that name just grates on me as it has so little to do with java, why not just call it sun linux desktop, as that's what it is!)? well, they might have a base of sun servers/workstations to begin with and want to migrate to it for whatever advantages it may offer. the i.t. dept. may have wanted to try linux for servers and such for a long time, and now that it has the sun name behind it in the distro, management may give the big o.k. all sorts of reasons. gee, i'm surprised you can't come up with these yourself.

you miss my point -- here it is again: this article is no more than a press release promoting this guy with a funny brit name's anti-money-laundering consultancy group, camped on top of the press going out about this new sun linux distro. i saw it as part of the new linuxworld mag. and i'm saying: if this is their idea of hard linux news, it's pretty sorry. they should do a little more editorial review than what is given weighted hit count in google news.

and i could care less about spelling, save when it comes from someone who is calling other illiterate when he can't even spell the word. can you say "painful irony"? good, i knew you could.

Faddah - If it was someones opinion on the F500 they would most likely not be any part of a anti-money-laundering consultant group... Plus why would a f500 goupe use an an experemental java desktop environment in thair company. If they did I would not take any advice from them. And who kers about spell'n.

hey meshugganah! i'm loading yellow dog linux on the imac here at the center when it arrives. i didn't find the story through google news, but through linux world magazine on-line, which really makes me question my opting to subscribe for 2 years to the damn thing (price was cheap at the time). if this is the kind of story they think is "newsworthy," just because it has heavy "java" and "linux" hits from google,... well, "ugh" is all i can say. this appears to be no more than this consultants company's press release, camped on the back of sun press blitz announcement the "java desktop system" (ugh, what a name for a linux distro that has little to do with real java)think there needs to be a bit more human editorial review there, doncha think?

oh, and to this ben guy -- it doesn't make you look to good when you spell illiterate as "illeterate ," and then go on to use "u" for "you," and "Atleast" for "at least." here's a link for you, guy --> http://www.m-w.com. might consider using that before calling others illiterate.

There seem to be some illeterate guys reading this article. Atleast guys feign ignorance when u dont understand something. Thr author makes perfect sense in what he wrote. This needs to be the next revolution in desktop computing else microsoft will monopoloze and start to make small busineses and personal computers dance to its tunes.

Even i got fooled by google news!!!afterall google is a Software!!

How so stupid story gets into Google news?

Ya gotta watch those google news leads, faddah. They don't know the dif 'twixt Reuters and goiters.

So damn funny to find you here in the middle of the play^h^h^h^h Internet backwaters. How's the Buddha biz?
-Mesh

*This* is the big applause? one guy with a dorky brit name who claims to be in charge of an anti-money-laundering consultant group??? sheesh, that's scraping the barrel for it.

i could understand if some actual decent fortune 500 company players, silicon industry pundits, like cringley, dvorak or pogue, etc., were quoated as saying, "yah, sounds nifty!," but who is this guy, and why the heck should i care what he thinks about a not-so-new system that's a linux distro with sun widgets, using (diluting?) the java technology brand name when not that much of it at all is java?


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faddah wrote: why would f500 group try the sun java desktop (grrrr... that name just grates on me as it has so little to do with java, why not just call it sun linux desktop, as that's what it is!)? well, they might have a base of sun servers/workstations to begin with and want to migrate to it for whatever advantages it may offer. the i.t. dept. may have wanted to try linux for servers and such for a long time, and now that it has the sun name behind it in the distro, management may give the big o.k. all sorts of reasons. gee, i'm surprised you can't come up with these yourself. you miss my point -- here it is again: this article is no more than a press release promoting this guy with a funny brit name's anti-money-laundering consultancy group, camped on top of the press going out about this new sun linux distro. i saw it as part of the new linuxworld mag. and i'm saying: if this is their...
skitzophreak wrote: Faddah - If it was someones opinion on the F500 they would most likely not be any part of a anti-money-laundering consultant group... Plus why would a f500 goupe use an an experemental java desktop environment in thair company. If they did I would not take any advice from them. And who kers about spell'n.
faddah wrote: hey meshugganah! i'm loading yellow dog linux on the imac here at the center when it arrives. i didn't find the story through google news, but through linux world magazine on-line, which really makes me question my opting to subscribe for 2 years to the damn thing (price was cheap at the time). if this is the kind of story they think is "newsworthy," just because it has heavy "java" and "linux" hits from google,... well, "ugh" is all i can say. this appears to be no more than this consultants company's press release, camped on the back of sun press blitz announcement the "java desktop system" (ugh, what a name for a linux distro that has little to do with real java)think there needs to be a bit more human editorial review there, doncha think? oh, and to this ben guy -- it doesn't make you look to good when you spell illiterate as "illeterate ," and then go on to use "u" for "you,"...
Ben wrote: There seem to be some illeterate guys reading this article. Atleast guys feign ignorance when u dont understand something. Thr author makes perfect sense in what he wrote. This needs to be the next revolution in desktop computing else microsoft will monopoloze and start to make small busineses and personal computers dance to its tunes.
rajinikanth sambasivan wrote: Even i got fooled by google news!!!afterall google is a Software!!
Ilija wrote: How so stupid story gets into Google news?
Meshugganah wrote: Ya gotta watch those google news leads, faddah. They don't know the dif 'twixt Reuters and goiters. So damn funny to find you here in the middle of the play^h^h^h^h Internet backwaters. How's the Buddha biz? -Mesh
faddah wrote: *This* is the big applause? one guy with a dorky brit name who claims to be in charge of an anti-money-laundering consultant group??? sheesh, that's scraping the barrel for it. i could understand if some actual decent fortune 500 company players, silicon industry pundits, like cringley, dvorak or pogue, etc., were quoated as saying, "yah, sounds nifty!," but who is this guy, and why the heck should i care what he thinks about a not-so-new system that's a linux distro with sun widgets, using (diluting?) the java technology brand name when not that much of it at all is java?
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