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PRNewswire: Inprise Collaborates With Sun...on...Java(TM) 2 Platform For...Linux...

Dec 07, 1999, 21:46 (0 Talkback[s])

"Inprise...announced that it has jointly produced a Linux version of the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), with Sun Microsystems. The agreement enables programmers to develop and run applications based on the Java 2 platform and deploy them on Linux workstations and servers, as well as simplify moving existing Java applications to the Linux operating system (OS)...."

"This announcement is a natural progression in our relationship with Sun, and illustrates Inprise's ongoing commitment to provide world-class technology for the Linux operating system and the Java 2 platform," said Dale Fuller, interim president and CEO of Inprise Corporation. "Inprise and Sun Microsystems have taken a big step toward maintaining open, standards-based network computing architectures that utilize technologies like the Linux OS and the Java 2 platform. This enables Linux users to take advantage of the many diverse Java based applications that exist in the network economy."

"Earlier this year Inprise announced a free download of the beta JBuilder Just-In-Time compiler (JIT) for Linux. Now, Sun is licensing the JIT from Inprise to complete the Java 2 Software Development Kit (SDK), necessary for running high-performance Java applications on the Linux OS."

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