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eWeek: For Java, [MS] ruling's a Window of opportunity

Jun 12, 2000, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scot Petersen, Rob O'Regan, Roberta Holland)

"U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's historic breakup order opens a window of opportunity for all of Microsoft Corp.'s software competitors, but none more so than for Sun Microsystems Inc. and the growing legions of Java developers."

"How well the Java fraternity exploits that opening depends on several factors, including Sun's ongoing efforts to make Java more reliable and scalable. But clearly, the timing has never been better for Sun and its partners, who believe the momentum for Internet application development has swung fully into the Java camp."

"I think the feud between [Sun CEO] Scott [McNealy] and Microsoft is now one of those funny, historical things," said Robin Cutshaw, president of consulting and development company Internet Labs Inc., of Atlanta. "He doesn't really need to preach the gospel anymore. You can do so much more with Java."

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