Currently, to the author's knowledge, the only Linux distributions that ship with either the Sun or IBM JVMs are a few commercial enterprise distributions.
My favorite distribution, Slackware, comes with a JVM installed by default. This is what i see in Slackware 9.1.
$ java -version java version "1.4.2_03" Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_03-b02) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_03-b02, mixed mode)
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