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Microsoft Pulls Back Support for Java

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1:48 pm on Jul 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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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)...


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (NasdaqNM:MSFT - news) is quietly pulling back support for Java in its new products, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Wednesday.

The move deals a new blow to a rival technology that played a starring role in the software giant's continuing anti-trust battle with the government.

The newspaper said pre-release copies of Microsoft's new Windows XP (news - web sites) operating system, which goes on sale this fall, drop the software needed to run Java-based programs.


1:54 pm on July 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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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.
9:58 pm on July 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

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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.
2:27 am on July 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Wow. The Wall Street Journal is really all over Microsoft lately, aren't they? Not that I'm not happy to have a big watchdog.
2:45 am on July 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

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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.