According to InfoWorld: “Microsoft must distribute Java technology from Sun in every copy of Windows and Internet Explorer that it ships.” Of course, InfoWorld and CRN report that Microsoft plans to appeal this injunction.
For the time being though, Sun’s stock price gets a much needed 6% boost in Nasdaq trading according to CNET. Given Sun’s woes of late, there has been speculation concerning Sun Microsystems and Dell. Specifically, Dell may be interested in acquiring Sun assuming Dell had the financial leverage, which becomes more difficult with this boost in Sun’s stock price. Anyway, Dell wants to expand its business into the server market.
What better way than to acquire Sun? However, what would happen to Java if this were to happen? That’s the multi-billion dollar question; isn’t it? Remember, Dell is currently a Microsoft shop; therefore, they’re likely to be a .NET shop as well.
What would happen to Java if Dell acquired Sun? That’s the multi-billion dollar question; isn’t it?