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Reuters: Microsoft, in Swipe at Sun, to Help Convert Java

Jan 25, 2001, 19:56 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Hillis)

"Days after settling a lawsuit with rival Sun Microsystems Inc. over alleged misuse of Sun's Java computer language, Microsoft Corp. on Thursday unveiled a plan aimed at getting millions of Java developers to support to its own technology."

"The move will enable developers to convert programs written in Java into a form that can work with Microsoft's new .NET strategy, which plans to use its Windows operating system as a foundation to tie devices and services together."

"The plan could spark another legal battle between Microsoft, the world's top software company, and Sun, a maker of powerful network computers and software that has helped the U.S. government in its antitrust case against Microsoft and pushed for the company's breakup."

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