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Techweb: Sun Uncorks Jini Technology

Dec 10, 1998, 00:03 (1 Talkback[s])

"With Jini, a Java agent is embedded within a device. When the user plugs in the device, the agent downloads and executes a driver from a networked server. Then, the user is presented with the device's -- not the operating system's -- unique interface and can control the device."

Sun touts Linux as a new platform for popularizing Java 2.

"'If you can out-engineer Sparc and Solaris, go for it,' he said. 'Nobody's ever spent a dollar on Linux instead of our stuff.'"

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