JavaStation and the Future
... that already existed back then.
Once upon a time, it was Java instead. Actual Java. With Java applets.
This was Sun's idea of how a "Network Computer" would look like, circa 1996-ish:
The way I was imagining these things is that you could launch full apps, running in their own windows, on them; finally, something where not everything had to pretend it's a web document. Well, as it turns out, I was wrong: the apps were sitting inside of the browser window, just like with modern web apps. (This is Corel Office.) At least though, there were actual popup windows: the world hasn't descended into "everything has to be tabs, forever" yet.
There is yet another thing: ... is this entire OS a single Java VM?
... actually, yes, this does look like a single Java VM. Which meshes well with the original Java security model, actually: you didn't need process isolation (... mostly because you didn't have process isolation sometimes... think Windows 95).
Just... think of the simplicity. Instead of having a bunch of JVMs, written in C mostly, interacting via Linux system calls and ugly JNI things, this was an actual Java OS with a single JVM, written in Java itself.
Sure, it was impressively slow (JIT wasn't a thing back then), but... at least they were taking the concept of a VM and Actually Using Java seriously. Instead of cargo-culting "it needs to be a VM" even though we have UNIX process isolation (see link above).
Too bad the JVM in question wasn't too speedy... but... it's still fun to imagine that this was closer to a Lisp Machine than contemporary UNIX is.