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The JavaSoft split

In the midst of shuffling Java among its business units, Sun seems to be watering down some brews and deep-roasting others. What's the company serving up?

In the midst of shuffling Java among its business units, Sun seems to be watering down some brews and deep-roasting others. What's the company serving up?

Changes may sharpen Sun focus
news analysis The reorg may get Sun's disparate software stories together and create a sense that the systems giant is not just out to sell high-priced Unix computers.

JavaSoft reined in Sun shuffle
update The company says it will eliminate its individual operating units and move to a set of divisions focused on products, technologies, and services.

IBM, Intel team up on NCs
update IBM announces it will "tune" its Java business software for Intel-based network computers.

Pure Java now for Beans
Sun Microsystems extends its "100 percent pure Java" program to cover JavaBean components--pieces of reusable code for Java applications.

Sun to ship Java Plug-in
Java Plug-in, formerly code-named Java Activator, automatically updates Web browsers so they run the latest version of a Java Virtual Machine.