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Native Support for Java JDK 1.3.1 on FreeBSD

Native Support for Java JDK 1.3.1 on FreeBSD

(August 25, 2003) - The FreeBSD Foundation has announced the availability of a binary distribution of the Java JDK version 1.3.1 for the widely used FreeBSD operating system. Java users can download , without charge, the FreeBSD Foundation's Java distribution. The FreeBSD Foundation is also providing OEM licenses to FreeBSD distributors, permitting them to ship out-of-the-box Java support with FreeBSD.

Foundation Secretary and Treasurer, Justin T. Gibbs, pledged continued support for Java technology on the FreeBSD platform. "The FreeBSD Foundation is committed to keeping FreeBSD a Java enabled platform. With the 1.3.1 JDK release behind us, the Foundation has turned its attention toward the 1.4.X JDK. The volunteers working on FreeBSD Java support already have us most of the way there. The Foundation is now financing efforts to accelerate the completion of this work."

The FreeBSD Project, a volunteer organization, provides a full 4.4BSD-Lite2 based operating system for the 32 and 64-bit Intel and AMD platforms and the 64-bit Alpha and UltraSPARC platforms. FreeBSD is widely used in the network server environment, powering over two million Web servers and four million Web sites worldwide, and is the basis for a broad array of embedded and server products.

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