News: Sun & Microsoft Reportedly Settle Java Suit
Knowledgeable sources say that Sun and Microsoft have settled the historic and inflammatory lawsuit over Java that Sun lodged against Microsoft in 1997. The tantalizing settlement terms are still unclear.
- Posted by: Floyd Marinescu
- Posted on: December 21 2000 23:13 EST
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- Sun & Microsoft Reportedly Settle Java Suit by Jordan Zimmerman on December 27 2000 13:51 EST
Interesting - does this mean we'll have a new 1.3 compatible version of VJ++ in our future? Or, is this thing dead now in favor of C#?
J++ 1.3? No Way! C# is the Microsoft Java killer. As usual, Microsoft is uniquely adept at surveying software industry trends, and devising effective strategies to thwart competitors. Dot Net and C# will emerge as a true equal to Java, and the VM market will finally begin to diversify.
C# is certainly something to watch with interest but I doubt it's going to reverse 5 years of industry trend overnight.
Then there is the Microsoft 'Great in Version 5' phenomenon to consider; which gives us plenty of time to get religious about it later.
This thread : http://theserverside.com/discussion/thread.jsp?thread_id=4306 might also be of interest in the -
J2EE vs M$ .NET debate...