By James Niccolai
Posted at 5:24 PM PT, Nov 17, 1998
Sun Microsystems has been granted a preliminary injunction by a U.S.
district court in its Java technology lawsuit
against Microsoft, Sun officials said on Tuesday.
Judge Ronald Whyte of the U.S. District Court in San Jose, Northern
District of California, ruled that Sun is likely to
prevail on the merits of the case. He ordered Microsoft to make changes to
its products so that they include an
implementation of Java that will pass Sun's Java compatibility test suite,
said Sun spokeswoman Lisa Poulson.
While the injunction is only temporary, it is still significant for Sun
because it forces Microsoft to make changes to its
products for the duration of the trial, a date for which has not yet been
set. The affected Microsoft products include
Windows 98, Internet Explorer 4.0, and Microsoft's Java Software
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