Friday, May 06, 2005

Analysis: At 10, Java's wild success, missed chances - Computerworld

Analysis: At 10, Java's wild success, missed chances - Computerworld: "Sun has never said how much money it has invested or recouped from Java, but in a recent interview with IDG News Service, Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy said that Java's benefits were ultimately indirect. 'Imagine we hadn't done Java 10 years ago, where do you think Sun would be today?' he asked. 'It would be all Windows. We'd be done. If people aren't writing Java Web services, they're writing to .Net. If they write to .Net, they write to Windows. If they write to Windows, they don't write to Sun equipment.' "

I guess that Windows-certified aspect of new Sun servers isn't a strategic focus...
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