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VARBusiness: Sun Acquires Java/Linux IDE Vendor [NetBeans]

Oct 21, 1999, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems Inc. Wednesday acquired a Java-based independent development environment (IDE) vendor. Czech Republic-based NetBeans Ceska republika a.s. is best known for its Java IDE for Linux developers, said its founder Roman Stanek, and Sun has posted a free version of NetBeans Java IDE for developers working on Linux, Solaris or Windows platforms."

"The company will combine NetBeans IDE products with products from its acquisition of Forte Software Inc., Oakland, Calif., which also was completed Wednesday."

"Sun plans to tightly integrate the Forte SynerJ and NetBeans product lines into a portfolio of Java technology IDE products that will include a Community Edition for business developers and individuals just starting to try their hand at writing Java technology-based applications. It is expected to be available for free download later this year for Solaris, Linux and Windows environments."

"...an Internet Edition for developers creating business applications for small companies that are deployed on a single Web server is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2000, while an Enterprise Edition for corporate developers based on the Forte SynerJ IDE and is available now."

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