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CNET News.com: HP wins round in Java battle

Mar 10, 2000, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Lynx Real-Time Systems, a major provider of operating systems used in non-PC computing devices, has signed a deal to use a Hewlett-Packard clone of Sun's Java software in its version of Linux for embedded devices...."

"The Lynx version of Linux, called BlueCat, will come with HP's Chai software, an unlicensed clone of Java that's been a thorn in Sun's side for years...."

"The deal is an important endorsement for Chai. HP's software will now be exposed to a larger audience, giving the company more leverage in its discussions with Sun about whether to call off their divisive dispute over Java. However, Linux is a new arrival in the embedded and real-time markets, and it will take time to see whether the open-source operating system will repeat the success it has had so far in the server market."

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