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ZDNet: Java: Can Sun Control The Flood?

Jun 08, 2000, 22:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"Now that the competitive threat from Microsoft has all but vanished, Java's two strongest supporters, Sun and IBM, are engaged in a behind-the-scenes war of nerves that could lead to a schism that nobody wants."

"Sun's Embedded Java just lost out on a seven-year, multimillion dollar contract with Delphi Automotive Systems, a leading supplier of mobile computerized car options, which chose Hewlett-Packard's Java look-alike, Chai.'

"And Java's much-ballyhooed networking complement, Jini, is essentially missing in action."

"Other than that, everything's fine."

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