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PRNewswire: Sun Microsystems Announces Availability of Java(TM) 2 Platform on Linux

Dec 07, 1999, 13:29 (9 Talkback[s])

"Linux Port for the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Standard Edition Available Through Collaboration With Inprise Corporation"

"Sun Microsystems, Inc... today announced its plans to ship a Linux version of the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE). The union of the Java 2 platform and Linux satisfies a growing desire among developers to utilize the power of the Java 2 platform with the popular open source Linux operating system. The release of J2SE on Linux, along with distribution through Inprise Corporation, will enable developers to easily and quickly deploy Java technology based applications on Linux servers, as well as make it simpler to port existing Java applications to Linux. Moreover, any customer using Linux can now have access to millions of Java based applets and applications, thereby creating a tremendous opportunity for Linux users to take advantage of the Java 2 platform."

"Sun worked with Inprise to produce this Linux port of J2SE. The first release candidate, or final preview, of the Java 2 platform on Linux is now available at http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/earlyAccess/j2sdk122/ and will also be included in shipments of Jbuilder, Inprise's award winning integrated development environment. In early 2000, Sun and Inprise will ship their final Linux port. Sun will internally produce future Linux ports, for the next version of J2SE, which will be available in Q1 Y2000."

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