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VNU Net: Comdex/Spring: Java is failing, says Linus Torvalds

Apr 20, 1999, 08:42 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"Linux and Java are the two biggest software success stories of the past few years, but the father of Linux said at Comdex/Spring that he has been disappointed by Java."

"'When Java came out, I bought into the hype,' said Linus Torvalds in his keynote on Monday, 'Then it got screwed up.'"

"Torvalds said that Java, 'has lost much of its potential, partly because of the way Sun has handled it.' But he also blamed the legal bickering between Sun and Microsoft."

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