Sun's Scott McNealy got personal at the Java World Tour 97 launch seminar in San Francisco last week and vowed that he would use Java to overthrow Microsoft's stranglehold on the industry.
Joined by luminaries from IBM, Netscape and Novell, McNealy could barely contain himself as he and Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale (left) announced their plans to nurture the Java language and the sole expense of ActiveX.
McNealy said: "Microsoft is a wonderful publisher but a lousy author.
Java allows wonderful authors to publish."
Dropping the tone ever so slightly McNealy targeted the recent security problems Microsoft has been having saying: "ActiveX is just like sex - it's better without protection."
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