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LinuxPR: Sun Announces Wider Global Distribution For Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition on Linux

Aug 16, 2000, 01:56 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced expanded distribution for the Java 2 platform on the Linux operating system through agreements with SuSE and TurboLinux. These agreements further extend Java technology's reach across all major operating environments as the de facto standard for enterprise application development and deployment. Linux is one of numerous operating systems that support the Java 2 platform, including those from Sun, IBM, Compaq, HP, Microsoft, Apple, Novell, SGI, SCO, BSDi and BE."

"The increased availability of the Java 2 platform on Linux expands the market opportunities available to Linux developers. As well, end users of the Linux operating system will more easily be able to take advantage of the breadth and depth of thousands of Java technology-based applications, from enterprise e-commerce infrastructure software to client-side applications such as corporate Intranets."

"Today's announcement complements Sun's existing Java technology distribution agreements with MandrakeSoft and Caldera Systems. MandrakeSoft has been delivering the Java 2 platform to the Linux community since the JavaOnesm 2000 Conference in June, while Caldera was the first commercial Linux distribution vendor to license Sun's Java technology source code in the beginning of this year. Last month, Caldera also began shipping the latest beta version of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SETM technology) v 1.3, which includes Sun's Java HotSpotTM technology."

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