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LinuxMall.com: IBM's Java Tools Knock Out Sun's

May 11, 2000, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greta Durr)

"Beating Sun to what might be its own punch, IBM is emerging as a heavyweight contender in the Java development arena."

"This week, Big Blue announced its plans to deliver nine Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) that support Java 2 v1.3.0 over the next few months. According to Craig Andrews, director of TSI Communications Worldwide for IBM, this makes it the first to deliver JVMs on such a broad range of computing systems."

"First, Linux application developers will be able to write Java applications with a production Java version of Java 1.3.0 before Sun Solaris developers. Solaris users will have to wait for a production release of Java 1.3.0." ... Andrews said that the wait may be a long one. "Sun's Web site says that the Solaris production release is targeted to ship in the third quarter of 2000. Second, its availability to multiple platforms points to IBM's vision of Open Source architecture. Though not there by any means, IBM's commitment to the community and Linux is being strengthened by each move they make."

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