Welcome to Java. Welcome to Linux. Welcome to the five-year revolution.
Five years ago, as Microsoft Windows 95 swept the world, Linux and Java were tiny blips on the radar. In 1995, The term "Open Source" had not yet been coined, Linux was an underground movement, and Java was struggling to prove itself a working technology. What a difference five years makes!
In the past few years of explosive Internet growth, both Linux and Java have assumed crucial roles in advancing network technologies and shaping the Web. Both have had to mature quickly, and, with the recent releases of the Linux 2.2 kernel and the Java 2 Platform, both demand to be taken seriously as technologies and as businesses.
Which brings us to this book.
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