"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
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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