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Does the name "Java" really belong on these products?Sun Java Desktop SystemSun Java Workstation W1100zSun Java Workstation W2100z
It's clearly a misnomer in the cases you provide.However, I wouldn't ignore the possibility that Sun's marketing department isn't able to accurately define Java, and sees it simply as a trademark that can be used to create "buzz" around a product, regardless of technology content.
You're not too far wrong... a friend who works for Sun told me that they ditched pretty much all of their brand names a couple of years back (Jiro, Jini,Jxta etc.), at least as far as first line marketing was concerned, to concentrate on the three that people recognized most: Java, Solaris, and Sun itself.So now they pretty much use 'Java' on anything they see as a developer platform (since of course they want everyone to develop in Java), and 'Solaris' on anything they see as a server-related technology.
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