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LInux Journal: Sun Buys Beans, Says Linux Will Benefit

“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…

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