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Java suit fallout

Microsoft says it can and will comply with the court's Java decision. Meanwhile, developers are left to wonder how the ruling will affect them.

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Microsoft's holy war on Java Microsoft says it can and will comply with a court decision granting Sun Microsystems an injunction against Microsoft's use of its license to Java. Microsoft has 90 days to stop selling software--including Windows 98 and Internet Explorer 4.0--that includes its version of the programming language. Developers disagree whether the outcome will be good or bad for them.

No problem, Microsoft says to ruling
Company execs insist they won't have to jump through technology hoops to comply with the judge's Java decision.

Developers mixed on Java ruling
update | news analysis Software developers run long on opinion but short on agreement in the wake of a preliminary injunction against Microsoft in its licensing dispute with Sun Microsystems.

Sun's shares golden
update In the wake of the favorable court ruling on Java, the company's shares climb in early trading but eventually settle down.

Java ruling can't be ignored in DOJ case
update The ruling that Microsoft must alter its version of Java is an "important development" in the ongoing antitrust case against the software giant, according to a DOJ prosecutor.

Sun wins injunction against Microsoft
A judge rules on a preliminary injunction brought by Sun Microsystems against Microsoft, and, according to Sun, "the court found that Sun is likely to prevail on the merits and granted Sun's request for injunction."

Excerpts from the Java ruling
Some highlights from Judge Ronald Whyte's 31-page ruling that Microsoft must alter its version of Java, which is shipped in products such as Windows 98 and Internet Explorer.