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LinuxPlanet: IBM Takes the Lead in Java for Linux

Feb 10, 2000, 18:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"Who could have predicted two years ago that as we reached the millennium it would be IBM--and not Sun Microsystems--that was most strongly pushing Java on Linux?"

"But it's true. Between the release of a popular Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the Jikes Project, which brings an industrial-strength Java compiler to Linux, IBM has strongly advanced the cause of Linux and open-source software on the enterprise level...."

"We see the value proposition here in the development and deployment of an open platform," he says."To do this, there are a number of initiatives that are important but don't do it on their own--XML is obviously important, as is Linux for servers and Java for development. But you need to combine tools from these initiatives."

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