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March 11, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:36pm

SUN CHIEF SAYS JAVA WILL GIVE IT THE EDGE IN 2000 BATTLE

By CBR Staff Writer

Sun Microsystems Inc chief executive Scott McNealy reckons the Java programming language gives his company a competitive edge in the battle of the Millennium. I think in the next couple of years you’re going to see a lot of people re-engineer for the year 2000 by going to a Java-based environment, he told Reuter after a one-day visit to unspecified Finnish clients. Not missing the chance to bad-mouth Microsoft Corp, said that In three to four years from now NT might actually be ready and we might have some competition – I’m really incredibly excited that we are already in 1997, he said, citing delays in the release of version 5.0 of Windows NT.

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