Shares of Sun Microsystems
The Chinese government has backed the China Standard Software Co. (CSSC) consortium of tech companies to create a standard for nationwide employment, and Sun says it is CSSC's preferred partner. According to Sun, CSSC will license Sun's Java Desktop System as the basis of its own "open standards desktop solution" and ultimately install 200 million copies through the country, beginning at the end of this year at the rate of 500,00 to 1 million a year.
That's a lotta users, but will they bring mucho license fees? Observers note that Sun's competitor Microsoft
The China development followed midday news that Sun would join with perennial No. 2 chip maker Advanced Micro Devices
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