Sun Microsystems' chief executive Scott McNealy has warned OEMs that Microsoft will compete with them even if they adopt its technology.
Staff from electronics companies, car makers and any other industry that uses chips heard McNealy speak at an OEM electronics summit in San Francisco this week. Microsoft?s biggest critic told them: ?Microsoft is a dangerous partner. What they did to PC makers, they will do to consumer electronics firms.?
He also warned OEM manufacturers that both Intel and Microsoft are too concerned with their own branding, upgrade paths and pricing to be good partners. Naturally, McNealy claimed Sun only wants to design products quickly and sell them cheaply without any interest in ?global domination?.
The Microsoft Windows CE operating system is not as scalable as Java and is not compatible with other Windows operating systems, McNealy claimed, as he tried to demonstrate that Java is the best software choice for consumer and handheld electronic devices.
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