Apparently IBM views Microsoft and Windows as the major threat to its e-commerce strategy, which hinges on open standards such as Java. To fight this danger, it wants to push Java onto 50% of all PCs by teaming up with Netscape. Cisco and Network Associates also worry IBM. Interestingly, OS/2 has no future in this vision -- Ed: which hopefully means even more new Linux recruits. It'll be interesting to see if IBM attempts to enlist the Free Software Community to restore Java's momentum.
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