"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
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