A Fight Brewing Over Java

Will Microsoft or Sun win over Java programmers?

At least a quarter-million software developers are working on programs written in Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java language--creating programs that can zip across the Internet and run on any kind of computer. Unfortunately for Sun, Java's popularity has put it squarely in the sights of mighty Microsoft Corp., which now aims to wrest control of Java from Sun.

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