the computer language that has become the object of an almost religious revivalism, has created a virtual San Andreas fault between its developer, Sun Microsystems Inc., and Silicon Valley neighbor Hewlett-Packard Co.

At stake are millions of dollars of sales to and maintenance in industries like financial services that make extensive use of powerful computers. Java could be a key to wresting control of software standards from Microsoft Corp.

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