Covert Changes in XP and Outlook Security Permissions That Disable Java Should Give Internet Users and 2.5 Million Java Developers the Jitters
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2001-- Changes to security settings and their definitions in the Release Candidate 1 (RC 1) of Windows XP could deny millions of users email and web browser access to Internet content enabled through Java(TM) applets, according to non-profit organization People for Open, Safe and Secure Internet and Email (POSSIE)...
It's plain for all to see isn't it? Perhaps they think the .net platform should take java's place. The fact that java is becoming intertwined with xml and apache in a lot of ways just shows, yet again, that Microsoft has no interest in anything but self perpetuation.
Umm, the court has said that they are anti-competitive.. and now they are steadfastly PROVING it themselves. XP, SmartTags, drop Java? What next, XP /.net users MUST connect through MSN access??? Now THERE's a field ripe for picking. Try a monopoly in the ACCESS market.
C# is probably what they are trying to get out there by killing java. Alot of universities teach beginner OOP with Java, that might be changing soon I guess.
Really, its not much of a big deal. The average windows user never sees java applications, and very few websites actually benefit from using java. Java's biggest uses are invisible. Mostly on non-PC platforms like cell phones or TV-top boxes.