I can almost hear a certain Steve B crying in the shadows..
UPDATE (10/05/2005, 10:50 AM)
OK so let me partially eat my words 🙂 it wasn’t an open anti-Microsoft Office declaration (yet).
From the Sun website:
The agreement aims to make it easier for users to freely obtain Sun’s Java Runtime Environment (JRE), the Google Toolbar and the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite, helping millions of users worldwide to participate in the next wave of Internet growth.
From The Register:
For its part, Sun already serves up more than 20m downloads of Java per month. Will the availability of the Google toolbar – something already available from Google – make people want to download Java more?
No, this deal centers more around the obvious – marketing.