ChrisRijk writes "See the HotSpot
main-page for starters. HotSpot is basically a fast JVM,
initially aimed at server-side Java - beta testers say it's 2x or more
faster in real world applications - see this good
article (not by Sun). See also the press release,
Freely downloadable binaries available later this week. Linux port?
Well, Sun are liscencing the code (for a fee), and claim to have
designed it to be easily portable. Sun also announced their
software today - see this news.com article.
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