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Just Java™ 2 by Peter van der Linden

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Some Light Relief—It's Not Your Father's IBM

Probably the biggest single supporter of Java is IBM. The largest computer company on the planet demonstrates its support with products, with research, with free downloadable code, and with open participation in the user community. IBM's Java initiative mirrors its Linux initiative. The company supports these two technologies for the same reasons: software compatibility across product lines, freedom from proprietary operating systems that IBM doesn't own, and recognition that these technologies have become a major force in IT.

IBM announced in 2000 that it would invest $1 billion in Linux, and did exactly that. In 2004, IBM announced a plan to migrate all its internal desktop PCs to Linux! This ...

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