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  1. #1
    Chris P. Guest

    MS yanks all support of Java in XP


    How will this affect your development plans?

    From today's story on MSNBC:
    http://www.msnbc.com/news/601794.asp

    "After Windows XP is launched in October, users will be directed to download
    a plug-in from Microsoft’s Web site (www.microsoft.com) to make Java-based
    programs work. Without this step, “any Web page that contains Java applications
    will not run — it will be a dead page,” said Jan Vitek, a professor of computer
    science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. “This favors Microsoft’s
    new technologies, and will inconvenience consumers,” he said.

    For Web-based businesses, Mr. Vitek added, “if you want your Web page accessible
    to the largest number of people, you may want to drop Java” and switch to
    Microsoft’s competing set of products, which is under development and is
    known as .Net."

    So ... what's your take on this?

    /cp
    DevX


  2. #2
    MarkN Guest

    Re: MS yanks all support of Java in XP


    See my responses in java.general

    Mark Nuttall
    Sr. Distributed Architect/Designer/Developer

    "Chris P." <cpreimesberger@devx.com> wrote:
    >
    >How will this affect your development plans?
    >
    >From today's story on MSNBC:
    >http://www.msnbc.com/news/601794.asp
    >
    >"After Windows XP is launched in October, users will be directed to download
    >a plug-in from Microsoft’s Web site (www.microsoft.com) to make Java-based
    >programs work. Without this step, “any Web page that contains Java applications
    >will not run — it will be a dead page,” said Jan Vitek, a professor of computer
    >science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. “This favors Microsoft’s
    >new technologies, and will inconvenience consumers,” he said.
    >
    >For Web-based businesses, Mr. Vitek added, “if you want your Web page accessible
    >to the largest number of people, you may want to drop Java” and switch to
    >Microsoft’s competing set of products, which is under development and is
    >known as .Net."
    >
    >So ... what's your take on this?
    >
    >/cp
    >DevX
    >



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