Microsoft will appeal Java ruling

Microsoft Corporation announced Wednesday that it would appeal the preliminary injunction brought against it in its Java court case with Sun. Microsoft was forced by the injunction to change its version of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to match Sun's specifications. Microsoft had 90 days to comply with the decision and it has already released a new JVM that complies.

"Microsoft is appealing the District Court's preliminary ruling because Microsoft does not believe any preliminary injunction should have been ordered," said company lawyer Tom Burt. "We are confident that Microsoft has developed the best Java implementation within the terms of our contract with Sun and in the best interests of Java developers and consumers."

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