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CNET News.com: Sun boosts Java on Linux gadgets

Jan 31, 2001, 20:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Sun Microsystems has released a version of Java for small gadgets using the Linux operating system, the company said Wednesday."

"Sun has a lukewarm attitude about the Linux operating system, which competes with Sun's Solaris and is popular chiefly on Intel computer systems. But Sun is clear that it wants its Java software to run on all types of computers, and Linux machines work in concert to undermine the market power of Sun's foe Microsoft...."

"The use of Linux in such devices is one sector that is catching on as Linux gradually encroaches on most sectors of the computing market. Red Hat, among others, is pushing into the "embedded" area, which includes set-top boxes and many other computing contraptions."

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