LInux Journal: Sun Buys Beans, Says Linux Will BenefitOct 21, 1999, 14:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)
"With half the Linux community looking for increased cooperation with Microsoft antagonists like Sun Microsystems, and the other half pining for a total eclipse, how should one take the recent news of Sun's asset purchase of NetBeans, a major supplier of Java-based IDE (integrated development environment) for Linux?"
"NetBeans is a leading Java IDE for the Linux community," said Roman Stanek, founder of NetBeans. "Whether developers are running Linux, Solaris, or Windows, there is a free version of NetBeans Java IDE available to them over the Internet from Sun..."