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OpenJDK Part of Linux Distribtutions

Sun announced that OpenJDK will be bundled and distributed with both Red Hat Fedora 9,and Ubuntu 8.04 (in both server and desktop editions). Additionally, NetBeans 6 will be bundled with Ubuntu's 8.04 LTS distribution, which by the way has also been certified on several Sun x86-based servers. You can read more at

“Open sourcing Java under GPL v2 has always been about bringing the power of Java technology to new markets, and enabling new innovations. With an OpenJDK-based implementation included in both Fedora and Ubuntu, developers can now rely on a stable, open source Java as an integral part of  these GNU/Linux distributions,” said Jeet Kaul, vice president of the Client Software Group at Sun. 

You can read more on the OpenJDK project (a GPL v2 version of Java) at

You can read more about NetBeans 6 at

Happy Java coding!


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