Open source Java added to Linux distros
Sun Microsystems, Canonical and Red Hat have announced the inclusion of OpenJDK-based implementations in Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.04 Long Term Support Server and Desktop editions.
Sun branded the move as a "key plank" in furthering its open source Java technology initiatives.
In addition, the NetBeans 6.0 Integrated Development Environment is being delivered as part of the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS release.
In a parallel announcement Canonical has certified Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition on several Sun x86 systems.
Developers using Fedora 9 or Ubuntu 8.04 LTS will receive free software implementations based on Java technology as a standard element of an open source developer stack.