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Techweb: Sun Uncorks Jini Technology

“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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