Sun fires peer-to-peer shot


Author: JT Smith

ZDNet: “As it kicks off its newest technology initiative, Sun
Microsystems is training gunfire on one of its oldest
enemies: Microsoft.

Sun this week expects to launch Jxta, an open source
project to develop infrastructure software for peer-to-peer
applications. What does Sun hope to accomplish with
Jxta? Perhaps nothing more than to establish a
beachhead against Microsoft in the emerging – and, so
far, mostly hype-driven – area of P2P, a computing model
in which users’ computers exchange data directly.”


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