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Linux Today Article Recommends Sun Adopt XUL for Java

Friday February 27th, 2004

Tomas Marek (marek<AT>tipsport<DOT>cz) and guzzi333 pointed us towards a Linux Today article in which Ganesh Prasad argues that Sun should levarage the work of the open-source community to improve enterprise Java and fight back against Microsoft's .NET. The author singles out client-side rich user interfaces as an area in which Java is weak, and recommends that Sun adopt XUL to fill the gap. This would help to combat Microsoft's XAML technology, which is similar to XUL and designed to work well with .NET applications. Prasad also claims that Sun could give credibility to XUL and encourages the company to work with the Mozilla Foundation to get the language endorsed as a W3C standard.


#12 Re: Business plan

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Saturday February 28th, 2004 5:37 AM

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"1. Invent and keep on developing Java 2. Make it free 3. ??? 4. Profit

"Now add XUL to this equation. Exactly how does Sun make money with this?"

The idea is that it would make Java a more compelling technology, allowing them to hold Microsoft's .NET back. Sun has a lot in invested in Java (as do other companies such as IBM), which would be damaged if it started losing out to .NET.

Alex