Sun Microsystems launches its annual JavaOne conference with a new determination to reverse its fortune. For all its hype and popularity, Java has made more money in direct software sales for competitors than for the company that invented it. “As Sun Microsystems’ chief claim to fame in the software world, Java began seven years ago as a bold assault on the company’s sworn enemy, Microsoft.” The article is at ZDNews. “At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco this week, Java software makers will attempt to regain ground lost to Microsoft in the emerging market for Web services development tools and technologies.” This article also at ZDNews. “Sun Microsystems Inc. is pushing Java further into the Web services realm with a new version of its Java 2 Enterprise Edition under development. In addition, the company will broadly release this week a beta of its next-generation Java virtual machine for handhelds.” This article is at ExtremeTech.
Sun Looks for Payoff to Java, Java Devs Won’t Bow to Microsoft
2002-03-25 Java 4 Comments
Won’t bow to Microsoft? Pfffft. Surely, there have to be other users and developers out there, like myself, who are sick of the bullshit and hype that come from both Microsoft and Sun. It seems that even more people are duped by Sun than by MS! Oi.
I’m going to focus the entirety of my discontent at Microsoft. Once they are gone I’ll worry about Sun.
Heh. But when Sun’s in control, it’ll be too late. Sun “innovates” just about as much as MS does. They just sell themselves as some sort of gigantic underdog to gain some favor. I figure, hate them both now, perhaps it’ll keep Sun down just enough to keep them from becoming MSr2.
sure Sun is in control, at least you don’t have to agree to stupid EULAs to use its products