Sun Microsystems, Inc. Ships JavaOS 1.0 to JavaOS Licensees for Inclusion in Licensees' Products
Smallest, fastest implementation of Java to be included in products that affect how we work and play
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - March 5, 1997 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW) today announced that the JavaOS™1.0 operating system, the smallest, fastest way to run the Java™ environment on a microprocessor, is now available to Sun's JavaOS licensees. A broad range of products incorporating the JavaOS operating system -- ranging from network computers to entertainment products -- will soon be shipping from companies that license JavaOS.
JavaOS is a small and efficient operating system that executes the Java environment directly on hardware platforms, without requiring any other host operating system. A dynamically extensible operating system, JavaOS brings the design advantages of the Java platform to an operating system. JavaOS is an extremely small and fast OS that runs the Java environment. The full Java Application Environment, a robust networking stack running multiple applet viewers, takes up just 2.4 MB and has a 398 CaffeineMark 2.5 rating on a Pentium 166 system without a JIT compiler.
"With over 20 JavaOS licensees, expect to see a wide variety of products that incorporate JavaOS coming to market," said Jon Kannegaard, vice president of software products at JavaSoft, a business unit of Sun Microsystems, Inc. "JavaOS will be available in products that affect how we work, how we organize our personal lives and even how we play. Network computers, PDAs and even entertainment products that connect to the Internet, will all run on JavaOS."
As the Java platform proliferates and becomes the common platform for all types of products, a Java-enabled network will emerge, that includes traditional computing devices as well as a broad range of network- attached devices. JavaOS operating system is one of the first steps towards creating this new standard.
"Virtually any device requiring an operating system could potentially utilize the JavaOS" said Kannegard. "JavaOS is leading the charge in setting a new standard for the way technology will be integrated."
The JavaOS operating system is designed to be easily portable to a wide variety of hardware platforms -- from network computers to handheld devices. This portability enables licensees to take advantage of running the same operating system across a range of microprocessors and products. Licensees benefit with reduced time to market and the ability to reuse and leverage Java code.
The JavaOS 1.0 operating system is available for immediate delivery to JavaOS licensees directly from Sun Microsystems. JavaOS 1.0 supports both Sun SPARC™ and Intel x86 technologies. A version for the StrongARM microprocessor will be available later this month. Products which incorporate JavaOS will be showcased at the JavaOne developer conference in April.
JavaOne, Sun's 1997 Worldwide Java Developer Conference, will take place April 2-4, 1997 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Join over 8,000 developers, 200 industry partners and the creators of the Java platform to see the Java platform reach critical mass. For more information or to register, visit http://java.sun.com/javaone or call 800-488-2883.
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