Inprise, Sun Microsystems Deliver Java 2 For Linux
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The deal enables programmers to develop and run applications based on the Java 2 platform and deploy them on Linux workstations and servers, as well as simplify moving existing Java applications to the Linux operating system.
Earlier this year, Inprise (INPR) introduced a free download of the beta JBuilder Just-In-Time compiler for Linux. Sun (SUNW) is licensing the JIT from Inprise to complete the Java 2 Software Development Kit necessary for running high-performance Java applications on the Linux system.
"Inprise was one of the only companies to have the unique performance technology on Linux that helped us to bring the Java 2 platform to the Linux operating system. Together, we executed on developers' requests to marry the Linux open source operating system with a world-class development environment -- the Java 2 platform," said Jon Kannegaard, vice president and general manager, Java platform, software products and platforms, Sun Microsystems.
Inprise Corp. is a leading provider of Internet-enabling software and services that reduce the complexity of application development for corporations and individual programmers.
The roll-out marked a progression in what is already a busy week for powerhouse Sun Microsystems and its Alliance. Sun-Netscape Monday released iPlanet Application Server 6.0, a tool to help companies develop large e-commerce sites. It also launched its BillerXpert bill payment product family, which allows people to pay their bills over the Internet.