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Ubuntu Users Get Java Surprise

Apr 19, 2007, 12:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Ubuntu has long been associated with many shades of brown, the colors of humanity which the distribution and its community embraces. But in today's release of Ubuntu 7.04, a new color will be added to the palette: the color purple.

"That's the color often associated with Sun Microsystems, which has partnered with Ubuntu's vendor Canonical to release a complete, free-of-charge Java stack for Ubuntu users. The stack is made up from Sun's J2EE offering GlassFish, Java SE (JDK 6), Derby-based Java DB 10.2, and the NetBeansIDE 5.5 IDE.

"While Java components have been around for quite some time, this will be the first time users will be able to be able to easily download and install this stack. They're all just an apt-get command away..."

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