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    Chris P. Guest

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    This is from the AP story today about the yanking of Java support from MS's
    upcoming XP. Do you agree?


    "Howard University law professor Andy Gavil said Microsoft's abandonment
    of Java could be seen as a way of squashing its competition.

    ``This clearly threatens that Java will become a peripheral player,'' Gavil
    said, ``and if programmers aren't using it on the Internet, it will die,
    and that just enhances the dominance of Microsoft.''



    /cp
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    mark Guest

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    Not 100%. The JVM in IE/Windows is basically worthless for any app development
    and that is the future of Java. It will hurt web sites that use the MS JVM
    for whatever reason. What it does do is cloud the judgement of the uniformed.
    Like "I can't run Java in Windows anymore?".

    Alot of the articles I read were filled with half truths (maybe not on purpose)
    and "not even close to the truth" truths. The fact is that MS is not supporting
    Java in its current form and hasn't been for years.

    I recently tried to use the MS JVM to create a AWT app. I gave it up because
    there were too many missing classes. I couldn't use Html/Javascript because
    it would be too complicated to create/maintain. I decided to deal with the
    Sun Java Plugin (the least issues).

    Java has leaped beyond the PC browser and is being used and supported on
    many other platforms from Embedded to Mainframes. So MS will not include
    their JVM in their product. Maybe it is a good thing.

    Mark Nuttall
    Distributed Architect/Designer/Developer


    "
    Chris P." <cpreimesberger@devx.com> wrote:
    >
    >This is from the AP story today about the yanking of Java support from MS's
    >upcoming XP. Do you agree?
    >
    >
    >"Howard University law professor Andy Gavil said Microsoft's abandonment
    >of Java could be seen as a way of squashing its competition.
    >
    >``This clearly threatens that Java will become a peripheral player,'' Gavil
    >said, ``and if programmers aren't using it on the Internet, it will die,
    >and that just enhances the dominance of Microsoft.''
    >
    >
    >
    >/cp
    >DevX
    >



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